‘Marana mass’ teaser of ‘Petta’ on Rajini’s birthday

Chennai: It was a double-dhamaka for Rajinikanth’s fans today. They are not just celebrating their favourite actor’s 69th birthday but also the teaser of his upcoming release Petta, which was released this morning on social media.

Also, leaders of various political parties, including DMK president MK Stalin and film personalities like Kamal Haasan and Akshay Kumar greeted Rajinikanth.

Petta, directed by Karthik Subbaraj and with music by Anirudh, saw its audio launched in a gala manner recently. As a treat to fans on his birthday today, the makers came out with a teaser which features Rajinikanth at his stylish best.

It immediately went viral and was viewed the maximum number of times on YouTube. Produced by Sun Pictures, Petta is set for a mega release this Pongal festival.

Rajinikanth on his birthday is out of town. He left yesterday to Mumbai along with his wife Latha Rajinikanth.

Nevertheless, his fans went into celebration mode, organising special prayers across temples, holding blood donation camps and distributing welfare assistance to the needy and poor. They cut a grand 69 kg cake late last night.

In his greetings, Stalin wrote, “Hearty wishes to Superstar of cinema and my best friend.”

Kamal Haasan tweeted, “On this day, I wish my friend for several years and a co-student, Superstar, all the best. I wish him success in all his endeavours.”

Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan, State unit president of the BJP, Tamilisai SoundararajanTNCC  chief  S Thirunnavukkarsar, actors Amitabh BachchanMohanlalMahesh Babu and Akshay Kumar and director A R Murugadoss also greeted Rajinikanth.

Taking to his Twitter handle, Rajinikanth thanked everyone for their birthday wishes and greetings.

M BHARAT KUMAR