Almost all the leading stars of Telugu including Megastar Chiranjeevi, Venkatesh and Dr Rajasekar attended and wished Superstar Rajini on the first day of shooting of his Kuselan, which started in Ramoji Rao Studio on Today Morning. Chiranjeevi formally launched the shooting with take off the clap board.
Vyjayanthi Films, the producer of the Telugu version, arranged a formal launch function at the studio and the same was felicitated by Former Chief Minister and Rajini's close friend Chandrababu Naidu, Union Minister Dasari Narayana Rao and Mohan Babu.
Naidu conveys his wishes to the Superstar and remembers how he was surprised by Rajini's popularity in Japan and other countries during his trips abroad.
Chiranjeevi surprised all by revealing about a special day he spent with Rajini during last Deepavali when he was in depressive mind. He remembers how the Superstar infusing positive energy to him and spent his valuable time for him.
Dasari Narayana Rao spoke about his friendship with Rajini and how much spiritual he was during their Himalayan trip.
Finally, Rajini thanked one and all and said that he was very happy about his returning to Telugu Cinema after many years. He also remembered the days of his association with Telugu films and thanked his friend Mohan Babu for advising him to quit Telugu film and concentrate in Tamil only.
"When I was trying to purchase a plot at Jubilee Hills, Mohan advised me to drop the idea immediately." Rajini says in Telugu with a big laugh. The crowd and guests enjoyed the speedy but chasty Telugu speech of the Superstar with claps.
Jagapathy Babu, the co-star of Rajini in this Telugu version, welcomed all. He said that he still couldn't believe that he was actually acting with Rajinikanth. “This is the best moment in my long career," he said sensationally.
Veteran filmmaker Dr D Ramanaidu, Allu Aravindh, Tanikala Bharani and many others were present in the occasion.