Rajnikanth ignites fan passion like no other star in India - and he has maintained the fan following undiminished over all the years. As rumour mills go, Rajnikanth's fans are already impatient - waiting for the man to simply step into politics, and they will do the rest. There is a sense of decorum among Rajni's fan associations that reportedly beats any cadre-led organisation in India. Some of the fans will definitely die for the actor. His fanfare is based on sheer worship; it defies logic.
There was a time when fans could have died for Amitabh Bachchan. Would they now? Debatable. After all, the man has evolved - he is not the angry young man crusading for the triumph of good. In fact, in an almost deliberate fashion, he has stripped his star aura and has become just another actor, who is constantly chirping away from blogs and tweets. And when stars become 'available' and 'seen', their aura simply dips.