Nope, It's Not a Rajinikanth Emoji
Can one really even communicate an emotion without a handy emoji anymore? Smiling, crying, laughing, hunger pangs, anger and even defecation, everything has an emoji for it. This is what probably helped spread the rumour pretty easily that south superstar Rajinikanth had a WhatsApp emoji dedicated to him, for his upcoming movie 'Kabali'.
The Indian Express reported on Monday, 4th of July "The most popular messaging app, WhatsApp honoured the superstar by adding an emoji based on his character from his upcoming film 'Kabali'. Even in his emoji, the star has posed in style with a black blazer and sunglasses. The emoji has grabbed his looks from ‘Baasha’."
While the south superstar has cultivated an image around himself that he can do almost anything (a result of his supernatural abilities in almost all his movies), there are a few things though, where his superhuman abilities do fall short.
The fact is, the report had its basis on a rumour and in reality the emoji has existed on our phones for a long time. It's just that we may have not noticed given that there are literally hundreds of emojis there. According to Emojipedia, the emoji is called 'Man in Business Suit Levitating', or 'Hovering Man Emoji', or 'Walt Jabsco Emoji', and was originally introduced into the Windings font as an “exclamation mark in the style of the rude boy logo found on records by The Specials".
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