Actor Rajinikanth on Friday cleared the air on the rumours a few tiff with actor Vijay on the audio launch of the film Lal Saalam. The veteran star stated that he’ll all the time stay Vijay’s well-wisher and never his competitor.
The controversy started when Rajinikanth narrated a narrative of an eagle and a crow on the audio launch of Jailer. Talking about his journey in movies, Rajinikanth stated he was like an eagle that all the time flew excessive and remained calm, ignoring all of the noise from a crow. Fans of Vijay took to social media to criticise Rajinikanth, saying he in contrast the Leostar with a crow.
Speaking on the Lal Salaam audio launch, Rajinikanth stated his feedback had been misinterpreted. “Many people on social media said that my story of a crow and an eagle was directed at Vijay. It was disappointing to see that. Vijay grew up in front of my eyes. He was just 13 years when I was shooting for Dharmathin Thalaivan. His father, SA Chandrasekar, introduced Vijay to me after the shoot of the movie, one day, and told me he was interested in acting. I advised the little boy to complete schooling first before thinking of films,” stated Rajinikanth.
He additional stated, “Today, Vijay is an actor and a huge star because of his talent, hard work and discipline. It feels sad to hear that there is competition between us. Vijay has always said that he is his own competition, and I have also maintained the same. I request fans to stop comparisons between us.”
Lal Salaam, directed by Rajinikanth’s daughter Aishwarya, stars Vishnu Vishal and Vikranth, and Rajinikanth has a cameo within the film. Lal Salaam is touted to be a sports activities drama that additionally talks about spiritual unrest. At the audio launch, Aishwarya stated that she was upset about folks calling her father a ‘Sanghi’. “I got angry seeing such comments on social media. I would like to clarify that Rajinikanth isn’t a ‘Sanghi’. If he was, he wouldn’t have done the cameo in my film,” she stated.
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Aishwarya additionally added that it was Rajinikanth who most well-liked the position of Moideen Bhai in Lal Salaam. “ I was quite apprehensive when he said that. I hadn’t thought of him for the role until he told he is interested in doing it.” Produced by Lyca Productions, Lal Salaam will hit the screens on February 9.