Rajinikanth may be at the zenith of superstardom but he has not forgotten his humble origins or his friends from the good old days. Every once in a while he visits Bangalore to catch up with pals like Raj Bahadur and Raghunandhan to recapture the fun times of yore. While Superstar was working as a bus conductor on the now famous routes 10 and 10 A, Raj Bahadur was the bus driver. The two were great friends and it was Raj Bahadur who helped Rajini realize his acting dreams.
The Superstar visited Bangalore a few days ago. He usually goes in disguise to avoid recognition. The actor chilled out at his friend’s house for a bit. Later, a bunch of pals from the days gone by met up and they visited all the old haunts stopping for tea and refreshments in the roadside stalls they used to frequent. Then the gang spent the night in a small hotel, talking and laughing till the wee hours of the morning. These guys still call the Superstar Shivaji and some don’t even have cell phones!