The newest Facebook shared link sensation is the news that, apparently, director Shankar had planned ‘Endhiran’ with Kamal Haasan. He even had a few mock shots, it seems, until destiny interfered, and eventually landed the role in Rajnikanth’s lap.

The rest is history; Tamil Nadu’s super-mega-duper star became India’s superstar, and Bollywood still hasn’t figured out how this man, who they once considered as at best whimsical, at worst a laughable supporting actor, shook them all up with what can be best described as ‘mindlessly flawless entertainment’.