The actor's handle, @superstarrajini, was trending shortly after it went live

Superstar Rajinikanth proved that he is both a Superstar and spiritually-inclined, even in the online world. Even as the entire social media population was debating what his first tweet would be, he posted, “Salutation to the Lord. Vaṇakkam aṉaivarukkum !! A big thank you to all my fans. Excited on this digital journey.”

Within minutes of his joining Twitter, @superstarrajini had already amassed a record number of followers. Twitter has verified his account as well. It remains to be seen how active the actor will be on social media henceforth.

Fluence, a celebrity digital network, will manage Rajinikanth’s digital interests, to further create and leverage the actor's social presence. According to Trendsmap Chennai, the handle began trending almost immediately in Chennai.

Fans can also follow the actor's Twitter account by simply dialling, or giving a missed call at 080 6700 6666 to access their idol’s tweets.

A cultural icon, the normally reticent star is looking forward to interacting with his fans on the platform. “I have always believed that my career graph is a miracle I owe to my fans. I have been contemplating joining the social media platform for a while to connect with them, hear what they have to say and share my thoughts. Unfortunately I never got around to it until now,” said Rajinikanth. "I decided to start with Twitter because I felt that the platform is abuzz with all the news and the trends that happen across the globe and I'm told that this is where all the best Rajini one liners are!” he added.

To make Rajinikanth’s debut on Twitter more exciting, every person who follows the handle in the first week will receive a ‘WelcomeGraph’, a personalised welcome picture from the icon.