Vijay has surpassed Rajinikanth's record! How?? Now it is official. He has the highest number of fans in the auto rickshaw owners/drivers. Remember when Baasha was released in 1995, with Rajini as an auto rickshaw driver? In 1995, after Baasha's release, one in every 10 auto rickshaws had Rajinikanth's banner or art on it. The number of Auto Rickshaw's in Tamil Nadu at that time was around 55, 000 and around 5500 auto rickshaws had Rajinikanth's face on them.[©vijaysfan]This was a hot topic in many magazines in 1995.
15 years later, Vijay's face is found on 25% of all the autos in Tamil Nadu!! The number of auto rickshaws in Tamil Nadu in September 2010 is around 158,000 (Courtesy: Bajaj). Out of this more than 40,000, has Ilaya Thalabathy's face on them as posters, printed, or drawn on them. Invariably, any young auto driver/owner who starts fresh is a registered Vijay fan. In addition to this, there are many more auto rickshaws in Kerala, who have Vijay posters on them!
Vijay's charisma has surpassed all the other actors and this is just a fact. One in every Four auto rickshaws has Vijay's face, especially after Vettaikkaran! Yes, Ilaya Thalabathy has beaten the Great Super Star's record !