Well, technically, he did not. But for fans of Rajinikanth, any time his film releases, it’s like a holiday for them. So this time, companies in South India knew that their employees were going to “fake” it. Literally, a lot of them planned to get sick leave or take a holiday on the friday that ‘Kabali’ released. The ‘Kabali’ fever was so high that tickets for the first day first shows were already sold out in Chennai and Bengaluru weeks before the film was supposed to be released. Some companies even did the nicest thing for its employees, they gave each and everyone of them the day off and tickets to watch ‘Kabali’. That is the true power of a superstar, known as Rajikanth.