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Superstar Rajinikanth has released a book on the making of Shivaji on Friday at his Ragavendra Kalyana Mandapam. It was written by noted journalist Ranimainthan, titled Shivaji- Chinthanai Muthal Celluloid Varai. The book, published by Kizhakku Pathippakam, one of the leading publishing houses in the City, which helped to bring out a lot of unknown information about the making of the movie. Apart from the making, Ranimainthan gave lot of information on the film's world wide release and box office collection etc.
Though the movie has reached Silver Jubilee, there is no much official and reliable information about the film so far. It is in this context Ranimainthan's book gains importance. In this book, the author has given several photos and other details about the actor's strains and efforts to make every scene with originality. He explained how the actor has avoided dupe in all the risky fight scenes and the much talked Athiradikkara song sequences.
According to the publisher, initially the actor didn't show much interest on this book, but later he gave an exclusive interview to the author after he came to know the purpose and honesty in the making of this book. Badri Seshadri, the Managing Director of the publishing house, wanted to release the book by the Superstar at any one of the convenient day to him. Superstar Rajinikanth had honored the request and gave time for the function immediately with one condition. He asked the publishers and AVM Saravanan to come to Raghavendra Mandapam on the same day (January 3). The book was released by him with the back drop of a simple hut in a private function.
Ranimainthan told that he had written the book after meeting the producer of Shivaji AVM Saravanan, director Shankar, and of course our Superstar Rajinikanth. In his exclusive interview to this author, Rajini told that it might even taken another 15 years to make a film like Shivaji.
According to the author, Rajini said that there was no such book on any other movies. Rajini also complemented the author by saying that there were no such books on any other movies. He thanked Ranimainthan for giving this honor to the movie.