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Rajnikant to join Tussauds?

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October 23, 2007 15:22 IST

There is a saying in Tamil Nadu that, through constant iteration, has become fact: Ask any including the youngest child who 'Superstar' is, and you will get only one reply -- Rajnikanth.

Neither increasing age nor a decreasing hairline has caused the Rajnikanth magic to wane -- de facto membership in the legion of his fans is passed down from Tamil father to son/daughter, almost like a family heirloom.

But now his fans want more than that their "Thalaivar" is recognised as king within the state -- they will settle for no less than international recognition, in the form of a wax statue at Madam Tussaud's, which already houses replicas of Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai.

To this end, the Rajnikanth fan club has written to the authorities at the famed waxwork museum in London, and to that have added an online petition that at the time of writing this has 6,000 signatories and counting.

What do you think -- is the demand justified? Does Rajnikanth belong in Madam Tussaud's, alongside the three Bollywood icons?

Write in to us, and we can forward your petition to the authorities!