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Shah Rukh Khan: Anything for 'Thalaiva' Rajinikanth
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 • Hindi Comments

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who had paid a tribute to South megastar Thalaiva Rajinikanth in the foot-tapping ‘Lungi Dance’ number in ‘Chennai Express’, flew Chennai to attend the trailer and music launch of Rajinikanth’s upcoming magnum opus ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ on March 9.

The actor took a private charter and flew down to Chennai on Sunday morning - where he was joined by Deepika Padukone, A R Rahman and other dignitaries from across the country as they attended the Tamil launch of magnum opus ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ directed by Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin.

Said a source, "SRK has always been a huge fan of Mr. Rajinikanth's  work and even during the Global Awards, that was attended by Mr.Bachchan, A R Rahman and Rajinikanth himself, Shah Rukh was constantly raving about ‘Robot’ to the other dignitaries. When he heard about the launch, he immediately cleared his calendar despite having a hectic schedule and instructed his staff to arrange a private charter so that he could be present at the event in support of Thalaiva's immortalization on celluloid."

For the music and trailer launch, the makers left no stone unturned to ensure that the event turns out to be an extravagant affair-with throne-like chairs on the stage for the celebs and 8 feet images of Rajinikanth at various places inside the venue. Not only this, the makers of the film had even sent the invites of the event to guests in a special 3D format! The invite, which is a one-fold invite, has an imposing 3D image of Rajinikanth in his Kochadaiiyaan avatar.

Directed by Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya Rajinikanth Ashwin, ‘Kochadaiiyaan’, which is being hailed as India’s answer to James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ has achieved a major international feat as it combines the technical prowess of partners based in both the East and West including London - UK, Los Angeles - USA, South India and from China, making the film a truly international venture. Apart from this, the music of the film has been composed by Oscar winner Rahman whereas the sound recording has been done by Resul Pookutty, another Oscar winner, which has made this event one of the most anticipated event this year.