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Updated: July 28, 2012 15:06 IST

Surprise from the Superstar

  • K. R. Manigandan
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Actor Rajnikanth
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Actor Rajnikanth

“I am indebted to you,” Rajinikanth tells fans at the audio launch of Kumki

The team of Kumki couldn’t have asked for a bigger surprise. The audio launch function of the film, held on Thursday at Sathyam Cinemas, was attended by a host of stars from the Tamil film industry, including Kamal Haasan and Suriya.

But what made the occasion even more special was the fact that Superstar Rajinikanth chose to attend the function at the last minute. Speaking on the occasion, Rajini said, “I don’t attend any function these days for two reasons. One, attending one function and saying no to another would be inappropriate. Two, doctors have advised me not to strain myself. So, when actor Prabhu, whose son makes his debut in Tamil cinema with Kumki, invited me to this event, I said, ‘Don’t take it amiss, I will not be able to make it.’ However, Prabhu came home yesterday and left an invitation for the event. When I called him to find out why he had invited me knowing well that I wouldn’t be able to make it, he replied it was his duty to invite me.”

A visibly moved Rajini continued, “I was touched. It is his love that has brought me here. I have recovered only because of the love of fans. I am indebted to you (fans) and do not know how to repay you for your love. This is why I shy away from you like a borrower avoids a moneylender.”

Amidst cheers, the actor continued, “The doctors didn’t allow even Kamal to meet me when I was hospitalised in Singapore. I was disturbed and called him up to talk to him. He was disappointed but understood my situation. Vikram Prabhu who makes his debut with this film has a bright future.”


MeetSeptember 24, 2010

sounds apologetic for his roles thus far in the movie industry and as if
this was a chance to make good. to be humble, to love, to care about
others feelings, to respect, to be innocent and be childlike... these
are what he seems to have not been able to disseminate completely in his
career and regrets it. There is ofcourse something in this gesture of
his for me here, if not in his films thus far!

from:  kivenky
Posted on: Jul 28, 2012 at 10:19 IST

A human touch given by Rajini!!

from:  Alexander Samy
Posted on: Jul 27, 2012 at 18:17 IST

Rajni said that he is indebted to fans, but who dares to take debt back from him. :-)

from:  Deepak J
Posted on: Jul 27, 2012 at 16:08 IST

Seriously? Is this news item? One starts to wonder when and whether the
hype will stop.

from:  Venkaty
Posted on: Jul 27, 2012 at 16:03 IST

Beautiful words by the great man. There are innumerable people who have excelled in their fields be it any. eg-cricket,entertainment,science,literature. But there would be one thin dividing line between him and many other "HUMILITY"

from:  Abhay patil
Posted on: Jul 27, 2012 at 13:44 IST

As always humble!!!!
Reading through the 'quotes' above itself is enough for anybody to become a fan of him. Respect...

from:  Sajeer Fazil
Posted on: Jul 27, 2012 at 10:13 IST

Rajini we like your humble nature.
Proud to be a fan of a good human being.

from:  Devan Shekar
Posted on: Jul 27, 2012 at 02:32 IST

The man and his humility. People should learn from this great man.

from:  Siva Bhaskaran
Posted on: Jul 27, 2012 at 01:59 IST
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