Here is a tale that was forwarded to me:
There is a popular story saying that wherever you go, you will find at least one Rajinikanth fan
Here is an interesting new story!
Rajinikanth was bragging to Kamal one day, “You know, I know everyone there is to know. Just name someone, anyone, and I know them.”
Tired of his boasting, Kamal called his bluff, “OK, Rajini how about Tom Cruise?” “Sure, yes, Tom and I are old friends, and I can prove it,” Rajini says.
So Rajini and Kamal fly out to Hollywood and knock on Tom Cruise’s door, and sure enough, Tom Cruise shouts “Thalaiva! Great to see you! You and your friend come right in and join me for lunch!” Although impressed, Kamal is still skeptical.
After they leave Cruise’s house, he tells Rajini that he thinks Rajini knowing Cruise was just lucky.
“No, no, just name anyone else” Rajini says.
“President Bush”, Kamal quickly retorts.
“Yes”, Rajini says, “I know him, let’s fly out to Washington.” And off they go. At the White House, Bush spots Rajini on the tour and motions to him, saying, “Rajini, what a surprise, I was just on my way to a meeting, but you and your friend come on in and let’s have a cup of coffee first and catch up”. Well, Kamal is very shaken by now, but still not totally convinced.
After they leave the White House grounds, he expresses his doubts to Rajini who again implores him to name anyone else.
“The Pope”, Kamal replies.
“Sure!” says Rajini, “My folks are from Poland and I’ve known the Pope a long time”. So off they fly to Rome.
Rajini and Kamal are assembled with the masses in Vatican Square when Rajini says, “This will never work. I can’t catch the Pope’s eye among all these people. Tell you what, I know all the guards so let me just go upstairs and I’ll come out on the balcony with the Pope.” And he disappears into the crowd headed toward the Vatican. Sure enough, half an hour later Rajini emerges with the Popeon the balcony.
But by the time Rajini returns, he finds that Kamal has had a heart attack and is surrounded by paramedics.
Working his way to Kamal’s side, Rajini asks him, “What happened?”
Kamal looks up and says, “I was doing fine until you and the Pope came out on the balcony and the man next to me said, Who’s that on the balcony with Rajini?”