Rajinikanth touches Amitabh Bachchan’s feet

Superstar Rajinikanth shares a great rapport with megastar Amitabh Bachchan and at the trailer launch of ‘Kochadaiiyaan’, Rajinikanth fell on Amitabh Bachchan’s feet to seek his blessings for the film’s success. Directed by his daughter Soundarya, ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ marks the return of Rajini after a brief illness. At the trailer launch, Big B is all praise for his best buddy and admired Soundarya’s brilliance.

Referring to the past, Big B said at the launch, "He was saying, 'You know Amitji, I am getting bored, I don't know what to do now' and I said, Please do not stop working. Just continue doing what you are doing, irrespective of the fact that it is boring to you, and look what he produces now!!"

While praising Kochadaiiyaan, the legendary actor also said, "I hope that the theatres are filled for Kochadaiiyan for years and years to come and I hope that people like me who want to go to the theatre to see it have to wait for several years before we can go and see it."

He concluded his speech with these words, "May I just say on the 100th year of Indian cinema, that when the history of Indian cinema will be written, it'll be before Kochadaiiyaan and after Kochadaiiyaan".

Amitabh Bachchan is highly impressed with ‘Kochadaiiyaan’, he posted: "Launched the first look of the film 'KOCHADAIIYAN' a Rajnikanth film directed by his daughter, Soundarya .. motion capture film for the first time in India ... a tribute by a daughter to her Father, a show of strength by women, a love and cooperation of a Father to his daughter... And the film ..? Incredible execution of a concept that is so painstaking .. and tough !!! What an evening... I am dumb struck by what we witnessed."

He tweeted, "Motion capture?.. like 'Avatar' 'Tin Tin' .. first time in India, and by a woman .. Rajnikanth's film made by his daughter!!" (sic)

The event saw the presence of noted Bollywood celebrities like Aishwarya Rai, Jaya Bachchan, Kajol, Shekhar Kapur, Subhash Ghai, R. Balki, Anupam Kher and Ramesh Sippy, among others. The lead heroine of the film Deepika Padukone gave the event a miss. Produced by Media One Entertainment & Eros International, ‘Kochadaiiyaan’ stars Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone in the lead role. The film will hit the theatres soon.