There are large numbers of fans throughout the world for Rajini. Especially there are numerous fans for Rajini in Malaysia, Singapore and Japan. When Kabali shooting took place in Malaysia, his fans thronged the shooting spots and hotels he stayed.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his family are ardent fans of Rajinikanth. At this juncture, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak who was on an official visit to India met Rajini in his Poes Garden residence. Both of them took selfies. Later on Rajini while speaking to the media said, “Malaysian government gave its full cooperation when the shooting of Kabali was taking place there. Based on my invitation, Malaysian Prime Minister came to meet me. I am very thankful to him. There was news that talks are being held with me for the post of Tourism ambassador to Malacca.This is not true. There are also buzz that I am holding the fans association meeting since I am interested in political career. This is also false. I am going to take photos with my fans from 11th April to 16th April. On 2nd April I will be holding consultative meeting with regard to this with my executive members of the association.All the works connected with 2.0 have been completed. Now the post-production works are going on. The film will be released for Deepavali.”