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Rajinikanth Nostalgic At Bengaluru Bus Depot, A Place Of His Past Work


An unexpected visit from their renowned former colleague, superstar Rajinikanth, brought a pleasant surprise to the BMTC staff located in Jayanagar, a southern suburb of Bengaluru, on Tuesday.


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Having spent his childhood in Bengaluru, Rajinikanth resided in the city until the age of 22, at which point he moved to Chennai to pursue his film career.

Rajinikanth, originally hailing from Bengaluru, had humble beginnings as a bus conductor before achieving stardom in the world of cinema. During his formative years, he was stationed at depot number 4 within the Bangalore Transport Service (BTS), which has now been rebranded as the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC). It was during this time that his fellow colleague, BTS driver P Raj Bahadur, recognized his innate acting abilities and played a pivotal role in motivating him to pursue a career in the realm of films.



This unique journey from the corridors of public transportation to the glitz and glamor of the silver screen serves as a testament to Rajinikanth’s remarkable transformation and the support he received from unexpected quarters.

At 78 years of age, Bahadur, a figure of enduring connection to Rajinikanth‘s past, joined Thalaiva on the journey, leaving the BMTC staff equally thrilled and mesmerized. Among those touched by this surprise visit was Lohith R, a junior assistant stationed at the depot, who couldn’t contain his excitement. 


“His arrival caught us completely off guard,” Lohith shared with certain sources. “He took a tour around the depot, sharing anecdotes from his time working here. The whole encounter felt like a dream-like experience, bridging the gap between the past and the present.” This unexpected reunion not only brought joy to the BMTC staff but also served as a poignant reminder of Rajinikanth’s roots and the impact he left behind during his early days.

Word quickly spread, prompting mechanics, drivers, and conductors to rush over in excitement, eager to catch a glimpse of their beloved Thalaiva. “While some extended their greetings in Tamil, others chose Kannada,” Lohith explained, recounting the heartwarming scene. “Though he kept his words minimal, his smiles spoke volumes as he graciously posed for selfies with all. 


Source: ETV Bharat

Hearing him converse in Kannada was a delightful touch, adding a personal connection to the encounter.” The informal yet cherished interactions highlighted the affection and camaraderie between Rajinikanth and the BMTC community, creating lasting memories for everyone present.

According to BMTC officials, Rajinikanth drove into the depot located in Jayanagar 4th ‘T’ Block around 11.20 am and met approximately 60-70 people. 

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