Shahrukh Khan, Deepika grace 'Kochadaiiyaan' music launch

Bollywood stars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, AR Rahman came together with Rajiinikanth and his director daughter Soundarya for the music launch of his upcoming epic drama ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ on Sunday, March 9, in Chennai.

Directors K Balachandar, S P Muthuraman, Shankar, K S Ravi Kumar and lyricist Vairamuthu were also seen at the event at Sathyam Cinemas, where Rajinikanth released the audio.

According to reports, Shah Rukh, who paid a tribute to Rajinikanth in ‘Chennai Express’ was personally invited by the movie director and Rajinikanth’s younger daughter, Soundarya R Ashwin.

SRK was found tweeting, “Kochadaiiyaan time. Always a pleasure to meet Rajni Sir and his family. Onward to Chennai.”

At the same time, Deepika Padukone was seen dressed in total southern style, wearing a pink and black sari. She completed her look with heavy gold bangles and earrings along with gajra.

The film’s music is done by AR Rahman.

In the film Deepika Padukone has been cast opposite Rajinikanth. Actor Jackie Shroff, who is playing a pivotal role in the film, was also seen at the function.

Media reports said Rajnikanth’s daughter Soundarya hoped her directorial debut ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ would be a game-changer for Indian cinema at the international level. The veteran actor’s most talked about film is all set to be released in six languages. The film is said to be the country’s first movie that has been made using motion capture technology.

At the audio launch event of the Rs 125-crore film at Sathyam Cinemas, Rajinikanth was quoted by a daily saying the film was a return gift to the Tamil audience. “I like stories that are about kings and queens and used to read stories that began with Once Upon A Time…”

“I haven’t done a film based on folklore and that’s why I wanted to do Rana but I fell ill. When I heard this story, I liked it more than Rana and as motion capture was used, I did not have to push myself,” he said.

He also recalled how during the making of the film, he had laughed when he heard his daughter and director Soundarya shout ‘action’. “I then had to ask (director KS) Ravikumar to say ‘action’”, he added.

And SRK recalled how he had seen the veteran star, almost 24 years ago, trying to throw a cigarette and catch it in his mouth. “It was a learning moment for me,” he said adding that ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ would lead a change in Indian cinema.