Dr.Gayathri, the ophthalmologist turned writer had released the English version of the superstar's biography earlier. But many criticized the book on the basis of the mistakes and errors committed in the the depiction of the superstar's life. However, the book was one of the hot sellers in the stalls and more than 20000 copies were sold out in a few months.
In this Tamil version, the writer has carried out most of the corrections. After receiving the copy, Madhan said that the book is an important document on Rajini, the real icon of the industry and that leading authors should come forward to write more about the superstar.
He further commented, "Rajinikanth is not only an actor but also an icon in the industry and country. He is a fantastic person and great human being. I know him personally too. In our country, writing the biography of an actor is not considered a wise thing in the literary world. This is the real danger. We should publish more books with an unbiased view on actors like Rajini. In the 75 year old Tamil cinema history, only two great actors have scaled great heights in their professional life - one was MGR, the evergreen hero who knew the magic well to grab the attention of the people through his films and other is no doubt, our super star Rajinikanth. People like Gayathri should try to highlight the other aspects related to Rajini's future. That will enable people to know the trends and tastes of the public..."
Kanimozhi, in her special address, mentioned, "Rajini is really a great actor. He has mesmerized all the age groups for more than three or four generations. It's not an easy job and a simple thing. After MGR, only Rajini has achieved this. The book is written in a good style and the entire life history of Rajinikanth is a great lesson for all of us...".
Director SP Muthuraman, who has the rare credit of directing Rajini in the highest number of films also spoke on this occassion. Actors Sivakumar, Delhi Ganesh, Srikanth, Naren, Keerthi Chawla, Sandhya, Director P Vasu and Producer Kandasamy also attended the event and spoke about the Superstar.
sandhya, rajinikanth, sivakumar, p vasu, kandasamy, srikanth, delhi ganesh, naren, keerthi chawla, madhan, sp muthuraman