By: Settu Shankar
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Ilaya Thalapathy Vijay has said that he is ready to act with superstar Rajinikanth, if the latter gives him a chance.
Yesterday Vijay, one of the leading stars of Tamil box office, met the media at his marriage hall on the eve of his birthday celebrations. He said: "Acting with the super star is not an easy thing. But if the super star wants me to act with him, I will definitely do that. Recently, I watched his blockbuster Shivaji in Hyderabad. It was a thrilling experience and I enjoyed the new styles of the super star. I've always been an ardent fan of him. I like all the Rajini films and Murattukkalai is my all time favourite. But I don't have an answer for your question whether I would act in a remake of the same! It is a great honour for me that Rajini sir has danced for my song 'Deepavali...' in Shivaji."
He further said: "I wouldn't like to celebrate my birthday in a lavish style. I've always been a believer in simplicity. For me, it is just another day with the usual business. But this year, my fans have made arrangements to present gold rings as gift to the new born babies in the Egmore Maternity hospital. I was pleased to hear this, and I would like to give the rings in person. I was also born in the same government hospital. So it will give me immense pleasure to pay a visit there...
So far, more than 35 rings have been presented to the babies born on this day. I have plans to start a permanent blood bank in Chennai to help people in emergency. It will be a free service to all. I would like to do something permanently useful to the people who gave me a respectable position in the society...'
When media persons asked a usual question about his favourite heroine, he replied with his typical branded smile, 'you people can answer this question much better than me...!'