Superstar Rajinikanth had ups and downs in his career but nothing could stop the superstar from getting back stronger for his fans. His daughter Soundarya’s motion-capture Kochaidaiyaan and KS Ravikumar’s Lingaa did not work at the box office but he has always handled failure like a boss.
“Soundarya is a genius. Working with intelligent people is easy. But, we should be careful with geniuses. She listed out a post-production budget to enhance the film’s final version. But, I was sure that this film wouldn’t be successful. So, I insisted on releasing the film with the same version,” he told reporters at the audio launch of his film Kaala in Chennai.
Talking about Lingaa, Rajinikanth said, “I agreed to the story because the main story revolved around building a dam and interlinking of rivers was also a subplot. Interlinking of rivers is my lifetime dream, so I gave my nod immediately. However, the film flunked at the box-office. Critics, in no time, wrote me off. They have been doing that for 40 years of my career. But, I bounced back every single time.”
Rajinikanth was also all praises for Nana Patekar who is also a part of the film. He said, “In my entire career, only two actors challenged me as villain in my films. One is Raghuvaran’s character of Mark Antony in ‘Baasha’ and Ramya Krishnan’s portrayal of Neelambari in ‘Padaiyappa.’ Now, Nana Patekar has done a great job. I was thrilled by his performance and thoroughly enjoyed it.”
Helmed by Pa Ranjith, Kaala stars Nana Patekar, Anjali Patil, Huma Qureshi, Easwari Rao and Pankaj Tripathi. Directed by Pa Ranjith, the film has been produced by Rajinikanth’s son-in-law and actor Dhanush under his production banner Wunderbar Films. The film is set to release on June 7.
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