I was disappointed watching Kochadaiiyaan, says Rajinikanth
Out of all the monikers that have been bestowed upon Rajinikanth over the years, perhaps the most apt of them all is that he’s a personifica...
Out of all the monikers that have been bestowed upon Rajinikanth over the years, perhaps the most apt of them all is that he’s a personification of humbleness.
And it’s this trait that stood out at the curtain raiser of Kochadaiiyaan’s Telugu version, Vikramasimha, in Hyderabad. Speaking in Telugu, the Superstar laid out his ‘punchtantra’:
Kamal wanted to be a director always
“In terms of acting, Kamal Haasan is the biggest actor. He has always been interested in technology and in fact, he wanted to be a director from the beginning. The irony is that I am doing films like Robot and Kochadaiiyaan. I believe it is all God’s will. If we get everything we want then we won’t value happiness as much. ”
I was disappointed for 10 minutes
“I always watched my films as one among the audience, not as an actor. When I saw the 2D version of this film, I was disappointed for the first 10 minutes because it feels really awkward for a person like me, who is still alive, to watch his animated avatar on screen. However, after 15 minutes I was completely hooked because the character is so interesting.”
Rahman took it to a whole new level
“When AR Rahman came onboard, he suggested that we should add a lot of dance and music as it would add grandeur to the film. So, I would describe the film as a musical, emotional and philosophical drama. One of the lead characters in the film is a warrior, dancer and a philosopher.”
I wanted one of my sons to marry one of Rajinikanth’s daughters: Mohan Babu
While talking about his longtime friendship with Rajinikanth at the event, Mohan Babu revealed, “Not many of you know that I wanted one of my sons to marry one of Rajinikanth’s daughters. Even Latha Rajinikanth knows about it. But it didn’t happen. Maybe that’s why they say marriages are made in heaven. Anyway, I am proud of Soundarya Rajinikanth, who now holds the credit of directing a great actor like Rajinikanth and immortalising him using motion capture technology.”