Rajinikanth gets a warm welcome on Twitter, gets 220,000 followers in 24 hours

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The Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, who joined the Twitterverse yesterday, has been zealously welcomed by everyone. The Thalaivar, as he is lovingly called, got immense love from his fans and well-wishers and he garnered 220K within 24 hours. 

@SuperStarRajini has received an overwhelming response on Twitter with users from all over the world welcoming him by sending him tweets and following him,” Rishi Jaitly, Market Director, Twitter India was quoted saying. “This only shows the power of Twitter to bring icons such as Mr. Rajinikanth closer to their fans and vice versa. The conversation around him and his movie characters before his arrival on the platform was already very rife amongst our users. His use of the platform will give his fans a whole new experience of the live, public and conversational nature of Twitter.”

His one tweet has been retweeted 11,335 times and favorited 12,424 times. While these numbers are an indication to his legendary status, not even Rajinikanth can match up to how popular the micro blogging platform is in the west. In comparison, Ellen DeGeneres’s Oscars’ selfie was retweeted 778,800 times in the first half hour and crossed a million in the next half. At 3,428,710 retweets, it currently holds the record for the most retweeted tweet on the Twitter platform.

Also with 220,000 followers, he also has a long way to go to catch up with other Bollywood celebs like Amitabh Bachchan (8.62 million),Shahrukh Khan (7.52 million) and Salman Khan (6.78 million) among others.

Below are some of the welcome tweets by the Bollywood celebrities and other eminent personalities.