‘Even more acclaim will come his way’ Rajnikanth’s super run of fortune is no coincidence — it’s spelt out in his numbers
THE year 2007 has been phenomenal for Rajnikanth. Already considered a superstar in the Tamil film industry, his latest film, Sivaji, has been a record-breaking hit, propelling him to great heights among celluloid superachievers. But, according to numerologist Sanjay B Jumaani, it’s no coincidence that this has been a great year for Rajni. “He’s a classic number 3, not once but thrice,” he says. “He’s ruled by Jupiter (3) as he is born on December 12 (3), and as a Sagittarian, he is influenced by Jupiter, his compound number is 12+12+1950=3.”
It’s Jupiter that adds that crowning touch to his fame, he adds. “Jupiter is the planet of wealth, which means such a person is rewarded for his efforts. 3, 6 and 9 are Rajnikanth’s lucky numbers. He’s currently in his 57th year (5+7=3), and 2007=9. Sivaji adds up to 9. Even more acclaim may come his way before his birthday,” he says.
Number 3 people embody dignity, ambition and hard work. They dislike being under obligation to others as they are usually independent and self-sufficient. They are family men, and stay humble even as they get popular. They also don’t forget the past easily, adds Jumaani. “They usually rise from the surroundings they are born into, and often start working early in life. It’s common knowledge that Rajnikanth is a coolie-turned-carpenter-turned-bus conductorturned superstar — the highest paid superstar in Asia at that! He is a fire sign, which is probably why action is his forte,” he says. Regarding Rajni’s much-debated entry into politics, Jumaani says, “He could do well in politics since he’s a fire sign — they fire straight from the shoulder! But he can make enemies in the process, so he should avoid it.” He could focus on charity work instead, he suggests. Rajnikanth shares characteristics with other typical 3s, like the world’s second richest man, Warren Buffet (30/8), who used to deliver newspapers door-to-door early in life, and the fourth richest, Ingvar Kamprad (30/3), born in a small village, who used to sell matches for a living. Rajnikanth’s run of good fortune is far from over, says Jumaani. “His 60th year will also be a landmark for him.”
RAJNI VS AB
Amitabh Bachchan, who Rajnikanth has been measured against lately, is ruled by the creative moon number 2 and Neptune, a 7. “But his numbers are not conducive to business, so he should not have got into production. His numbers are not as physical or materialistic as Rajnikanth’s so he can do better creatively, but not business-wise,” says Jumaani. “Amitabh Bachchan is an air sign, a Libran. He should have focused on Hollywood long ago because air sign people do better away from home — look at Shilpa Shetty. Rajnikanth should stick to India.”
Superstar up close Ashok, veteran actor and Rajni’s classmate Sivaji and I were classmates and also shared a room when we were studying in Pune. Most of us were struggling, but he was always broke! When he wanted to visit his parents we’d all chip in so he could buy a ticket. But he was always jovial and never complained. Today he’s superstar, but I’m so proud of him because he has no starry airs.
Rajendra Singh Babu, filmmaker
My association with Rajnikanth goes back to 1979. He was supposed to do a film with me that later went to Ambarish because of date problems. Rajnikanth was also supposed to do two other films with me, but both times we somehow missed him. Our relationship isn’t just professional though. Rajni, everybody knows, is extremely humble. Even today he travels alone with just one make-up artist. He doesn’t believe in showing off his stargiri.
I hold Rajnikanth in the highest esteem because he’s humility personified. I’ve always looked up to him both as an actor and human being and when he called on my wedding to apologise for not being there, I was touched. I call him every now and then, and no matter where he is he always returns the call within 15 minutes. It’s been my dream to work with Rajnikanth and if all goes well, I’ll be working with him shortly.
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