Superstar Rajinikanth, lovingly called Thalaiva, turned 67 on Dec. 12. Amitabh Bachchan, filmmaker Karan Johar, and actor Akshay Kumar wished him a long and a healthy life. (IANS photo)

MUMBAI—On superstar Rajinikanth's 67th birthday on Dec. 12, celebrities like megastar Amitabh Bachchan, filmmaker Karan Johar, and actor Akshay Kumar wished him a long and a healthy life.

Fans of Rajinikanth, lovingly called Thalaiva, gathered outside his house in Chennai for his special day.

To mark the occasion, Rajinikanth's son-in-law, actor-producer Dhanush, also launched the second look of the megastar from the upcoming film. The actor is seen wearing sunglasses and a bearded look on the poster.

"Here you go! The king of style... Our Superstar's "Kaalaa" second look. The swag of superstar. Happy birthday Thalaiva," Dhanush tweeted.

Here's what other celebrities tweeted:

Amitabh Bachchan: “To my dear friend, colleague and a most humble and large hearted Colossus! Birthday greetings.”

Karan Johar: “Happy birthday to the mega superstar Rajinikanth. The aura, the magic, the connect and the humility is legendary. Happy birthday Sir!”

Akshay Kumar: “Have always been in awe of your on-screen persona but working with you made me a bigger fan of you off-screen. They don't call you superstar just like that. Keep shining the brightest Rajinikanth sir.”

Sajid Khan: “To the man who defies age... A true inspiration for generations... The words larger than life were coined for him.”

Rakeysh Mehra: “Rajnikanth - Meri umar bhi aapko lag jaaye - many happy returns of the day Rajinikanth.”

Tamannaah Bhatia: “Happy birthday, Rajini sir. Wish you the best of everything in the year ahead.”

Huma Qureshi: “Happy Thalaiva Day! So blessed to be working with the one and only Rajinikanth.”

R. Madhavan: “Rajinikanth wish you a very very happy birthday Sir and the most rewarding and Happy year ahead yet. For all our Sake.”

Riteish Deshmukh: “Happy Birthday Thalaiva. The one and only Rajinikanth Sir. Wishing him long life and best of health.”

Tamannaah Bhatia: “Happy birthday to the most amazing superstar Rajinikanth Sir, can't wait to watch 'Lingaa.'”

Rakul Preet: “Happy birthday to the greatest superstar Rajinikanth! May you have a beautiful year Sir. May you continue to influence generations.”

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