By: Settu Shankar
Friday, June 15, 2007
Chandrababu Naidu, the Supremo of Telugu Desam Party has praised superstar Rajinikanth to heavens after watching his movie Shivaji in a special preview at Hyderabad. He said that he is proud of Rajinikanth.
Rajinikanth flew to the City yesterday to host the former Chief Minister for the special show arranged by Bellamkonda Suresh, the distributor of the Telugu version of Shivaji at Prasad Labs. Usually, Chandrababu Naidu looks with an artless face. He never outburst or show excitement for anything. But for the very first time, he looked very sensational after watching the movie along with the superstar.
After watching the film, Chandrababu Naidu spoke to the scribes. He said, "Shivaji is an excellent film with wonderful performance from our friend Rajini. I really enjoyed the film. No doubt, this film is going to create history in India. India has lot of human as well as mineral resources. But our main problem is black money. I think Rajinikanth's Shivaji is the first film that deals boldly about black money. I hope this film opens many eyes and bring about renaissance among the people. This film has combined entertainment with a good social message. I know Rajinikanth's power and popularity among the people. He is no more a regional actor. He is one of the most valuable actors in the Globe. I would say anywhere without any hesitations that Rajini is the only superstar in the country. He is the most stylish actor in India. Rajini creates amazing wave in Japan and the US. As an Indian, I'm very proud of him."
Rajinikanth said, "I had promised Naidu during the shooting of Shivaji in Hyderabad that I would show him the film before its release and I have fulfilled my promise. Late NTR had told me that films should be made with right messages and I have tried to follow that formula in all my films."
On asked about the reason for the popularity of his films worldwide, he said, "It is by the Almighty's grace. All this hype for my film and the adjectives presented to me like 'style king' and 'superstar' are just due to the grace of God and nothing else. Regarding the film Shivaji, all the credits go to its director Shankar."
The actor further said that the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi has also seen the film and he praised a lot about the way the film is made. He also added that a special screening would be arranged for opposition leader Jayalalitha in Chennai.