This is a forward I got in my mailbox this morning, thanks to my buddy Prasanth.
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 Jayalalitha one day, “You know, I know everyone there is to know. Just name someone, anyone, and I know them.”
Tired of his boasting, Jayalalitha called his bluff, “OK, Rajini how about Tom Cruise?”
“Sure, yes, Tom and I are old friends, and I can prove it” Rajini said.
So Rajini and Jayalalitha 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, Jayalalitha is still skeptical.
After they leave Cruise’s house, she tells Rajini that she thinks Rajini knowing Cruise was just lucky.
“No, no, just name anyone else” Rajini says.
“President Bush”, Jayalalitha 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 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, Jayalalitha is very shaken by now, but still not totally convinced.
After they leave the White House grounds, he implores her to name anyone else.
“The Pope,” Jayalalitha replies.
“Sure!” says Rajini, “My folks are from Germany and I’ve known the Pope a long time”.
So off they fly to Rome. Rajini and Jayalalitha 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 Pope on the balcony.
But by the time Rajini returns, he finds that Jayalalitha had a Heart attack and is surrounded by paramedics.
Working his way to Jayalalitha’s side, Rajini asks her, “What happened?”
Jayalalitha 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?”