Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who had paid a tribute to South megastar Thalaiva Rajinikanth in the foot-tapping ‘Lungi Dance’ number in ‘Chennai Express’, will be flying to Chennai to attend the trailer and music launch of Rajinikanth’s upcoming magnum opus ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ on March 9.
The actor will take a private charter and fly down to Chennai on Sunday morning – where he will join Deepika Padukone,A R Rahman and other dignitaries from across the country as they will attend the Tamil launch of magnum opus Kochadaiiyaan directed by Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin.
Says a source, “SRK has always been a huge fan of Mr. Rajinikanth’s work and even during the Global Awards, that was attended by Mr.Bachchan, A R Rahman and Rajinikanth himself, Shah Rukh was constantly raving about ‘Robot’ to the other dignitaries. When he heard about the launch, he immediately cleared his calendar despite having a hectic schedule and instructed his staff to arrange a private charter so that he could be present at the event in support of Thalaiva’s immortalization on celluloid.”
Confirming the news says director Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin, “Yes we are delighted that Shah Rukh Khan will be present on the occasion.He has always voiced his staunch support towards all of Mr.Rajinikanth’s work and has gone out of his way to be part of the launch”.
For the music and trailer launch, the makers have left no stone unturned to ensure that the event will be an extravagant affair-with throne-like chairs on the stage for the celebs and 8 feet images of Rajinikanth at various places inside the venue. Not only this, the makers of the film have also decided to send the invites of the event to guests in a special 3D format! A source confirmed the news and said that the invite will be a one-fold invite, with an imposing 3D image of Rajinikanth in his Kochadaiiyaan avatar.
Directed by Rajinikanth’s daughter Soundarya Rajinikanth Ashwin, ‘Kochadaiiyaan’, which is being hailed as India’s answer to James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ has achieved a major international feat as it combines the technical prowess of partners based in both the East and West including London – UK, Los Angeles – USA, South India and from China, making the film a truly international venture. Apart from this, the music of the film has been composed by Oscar winner Rahman whereas the sound recording has been done by Resul Pookutty, another Oscar winner, which has made this event one of the most anticipated event this year.