Superstar Salman Khan, who has a huge fan following is often termed as 'Rajinikanth of Bollywood'. What more the actor wishes to reach closer to the Tamil superstar's stardom too. Hundreds of fans gather to catch a glimpse of Rajnikanth when ever there is news of his visit. People are that much in love with him. One can't compare that number with the fan following of any other star but if there is any actor in this country who has the highest fan following after Rajnikanth, it is our 'Bad Boy of Bollywood', Salman Khan.
The Hindi star was compared to the Tamil superstar keeping the fan followers in mind by traders. During his last movie release, when reporters where asking him if he deserves this title of 'Rajinikanth of Bollywood', Salman was heard telling, "I do not consider myself that way (Rajinikanth of Bollywood). As a person, if I come close to him, I would be really happy." The actor claimed that he will take another 20 years to reach near what Rajinikanth has achieved.
When Salman was quizzed about his fan's love for him, he said, "I stand for justice every day. I consider myself as a common man as I do things which a common man does in day-to-day life. Like I ride bicycle, rickshaw, I prefer taking fresh air while traveling in car, etc. Whatever I am today...a superstar is because of my fans. If they would not have loved my first film 'Maine Pyaar Kiya,' then I would not be here."
Salman in many ways is like Rajni Sir, both are people's person and both are heavily involved in charity work. Few years ago there was even news that Salman Khan was planning a biopic on Rajni sir. While Shahrukh Khan successfully convinced Rajinikanth for a cameo in his film Ra.One, Salman Khan had failed to win over the Tamil superstar's heart. The news was that Atul Agnihotri after the success of Bodyguard, wanted to make a film on the true superstar's life. Even Salman had apparently given green signal but the superstar's family was not too keen with the idea. It was said that Rajinikanth was okay with idea while his family was not. But when the rumours started doing the rounds, Salman Khan came forward and denied about any such plans even though he is a big fan of the superstar.
It's not just the traders, we too feel Salman is very similar to Rajnikanth and here are the five top reason as to why Salman Khan is 'Rajnikanth of Bollywood'...