Holi festival may be grandly celebrated only in North India but the day will also be colourful for Rajinikanth fans. Why? Well, it is on this day in 1975 the superstar was christened as Rajinikanth.
Yes, the ordinary bus driver, whose original name is Shivaji Rao
Gaekwad of Bangalore, at one time was named as Rajinikanth by his
mentor in 1975. Legendary director K Balachander gave the name to the
budding actor and the rest is in the books of history!
It is said that K Balachander asked the superstar to choose one
among the three names: Chandrakanth, Srikanth and Rajinikanth. The
Endhiran actor left the decision to his mentor to select
the perfect name even though the last name mentioned by the
director was also his favourite choice.
K Balachander without any hesitation choose Rajinikanth as the screen name and cast him in National Award winning film Apoorva Raagangal. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
Kamal, Rajini With K Balachander
So, it has been a special day in Rajinikanth's life ever since
then. On this special day, Rajinikanth meets K Balachander and
remembers how the legendary filmmaker made him a star.
But on two occasions, Rajinikanth has missed out to meet K
Balachander. It was because of his busy schedule that he could not
meet the director. Hence, the fans of superstar celebrate Holi as a
However, Rajinikanth, even after close-to-four decade
association in the film industry, continues to rule the hearts of
audience and Box Office.
Rajinikanth's next film is Kochadaiyaan, the debut
directorial film of his daughter Soundarya Ashwin. It is a
historical-fiction, which tells the story of Pandya King
Kochadaiyaan, which also features Deepika Padukone,
Jackie Shroff, Sarath Kumar, Shobana, Aadhi and others in the cast,
is likely to release in July.