Sonakshi was 'nervous' about working with Rajinikanth

Sonakshi-SinhaMumbai, May 31 : Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is making her southern film debut with megastar Rajinikanth-starrer "Lingaa", says she was nervous about working with him.

On her experience of working with the icon, the young actress said: "He is a wonderful person. I may not have seen many of his films, but I remember him from 'Hum'. I used to really like watching that film."

Sonakshi found him to be extremely humble despite his star status.

Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth invited to Modi's swearing in

Amitabh-Bachchan-RajinikanthNew Delhi, May 23 : Film industry stalwarts Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth and Salman Khan and veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar are in the list of those invited for the swearing-in ceremony of prime minister-designate Narendra Modi, BJP sources said.

They are part of a long list of 2,500 guests for the oath-taking ceremony, which will be held in the gravelled forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan on May 26.

All Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha MPs will be invited, which alone add up to 777. These MPs have been invited by Rashtrapati Bhavan. However they cannot bring their spouses, according to these sources.

Box office - Tiger vs Thalaivar Friday

Heropanti-Kochadaiiyaan-Movie-PosterNew Delhi, May 9 : Newcomer Tiger Shroff's ability to perform daredevil stunts has been the talk of tinsel town for a while, but now he will be in a different battlefield when his debut film "Heropanti" will release alongside mammoth star Rajinikanth's "Kochadaiyyaan" May 23.

'Kochadiyaan' teaser not coming out on Tamil New Year

kochadaiyaan-tamil-movieChennai, April 12 : Tamil director Soundarya R. Ashwin has rubbished rumours that the teaser of her father Rajinikanth-starrer upcoming Tamil period drama "Kochadiyaan" will be released on the occasion of Tamil New Year.

"Hey guys teaser release on April 14 (Tamil New Year) is a rumour. We are all working hard towards releasing a trailer soon though. Will keep you all updated," posted Soundarya, who directs the film, on her Twitter page.

"But you can expect some new stills coming this week. Our Thalaivar's (Rajinikanth's) look," she further posted.

'Kochadaiyaan' trailer to be released at Cannes

KochadaiyaanChennai, April 2  :  The trailer of Rajinikanth and Deepika Padukone starrer Tamil period-drama "Kochadaiyaan" will be unveiled at the forthcoming Cannes International Film Festival in May. The Tamil superstar himself will be present at the event.

"We will launch the trailer of 'Kochadaiyaan' at the Cannes film festival," Amita Naidu, vice president, PR Eros, told IANS.

Directed by Soundarya Ashwin, daughter of Rajinikanth, the film is India's first movie filmed in motion-capture technology, along the lines of "Avatar" and "Tin Tin".

Rajinikanth, Kamal join fast to support Sri Lankan Tamils

Rajinikanth-KamalChennai, April 2 : Stalwarts like Rajinikanth, Ajith Kumar, Kamal Haasan and many more Tuesday joined the members of the South Indian Film Artistes Association (SIFAA) in a day-long fast here to protest alleged "war crimes" against Tamils in Sri Lanka.

Let 'Vishwaroopam' release, superstar Rajinikanth urges Muslims

Rajinikanth_Chennai, Jan 25 : Saddened by the ban on his close friend and colleague Kamal Haasan's "Vishwaroopam" in the state, superstar Rajinikanth has urged Muslim groups to withdraw their protest.

On Wednesday, the state government banned "Vishwaroopam" for two weeks when around 25 Muslim organisations objected to Kamal's movie on the ground that it portrays the community in bad light.

A day later, the Madras High Court restricted the film's release till Jan 28. A judge will see the movie Jan 26 and decided on its fate.

Southern artists on hunger strike, demand service tax exemption

es/RajinikanthChennai, Jan 7 :  The imposition of service tax on actors will induce tax evasion and create black money, said leading actors, directors, theatre owners and others here who are on hunger-strike demanding the tax be scrapped.

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth too joined the day-long protest fast Monday.

A certain section of the showbiz industry, including producers, exhibitors and distributors, has already been exempted from paying the tax.

Rajinikanth very humble, passionate: Deepika

Rajinikanth very humble, passionate: DeepikaMumbai, Dec 25 - Actress Deepika Padukone considers herself lucky for getting a chance to work with superstar Rajinikanth in "Kochadaiyaan". She says she hasn't seen a more humble and passionate person than him.

"I've finished shooting with Rajnikanth. Different people praise him in different ways. But I feel one will truly realise what he is only if you meet him. He is extremely humble and passionate about his work. I've never seen a person as passionate as him about work," Deepika told IANS.

Rajinikanth returns from Singapore

Rajinikanth returns from SingaporeChennai, July 14 : Tamil superstar Rajinikanth returned here Wednesday night, nearly one-and-a-half months after he flew out to Singapore for medical treatment.

The actor was accompanied by his wife Latha Rajinikanth and two daughters - Aishwarya and Soundarya.

Rajinikanth was given a rousing reception by his fans at the airport here. The actor had a few words with his fans while accepting the wishes of others by waving his hands at them.

Sources close to the family told IANS that the actor will take rest at his farmhouse near here for about a month.

Rajinikanth to return home Wednesday night

RajinikanthChennai, July 13 : Tamil superstar Rajinikanth returns here Wednesday night, nearly one and a half month after he flew out to Singapore for medical treatment.

The actor will be accompanied by his wife Latha Rajinikanth and two daughters - Aishwarya and Soundarya.

Sources close to the family told IANS that the actor will drive straight to his farm house near here and take rest there for about a month.

The matinee idol is expected to resume shooting for the movie "Rana", produced by Ochre Studios headed by his daughter Soundarya.

Rajinikanth doesn't need promotion, but we do: Amitabh

Amitabh Bachchan, RajinikanthNew Delhi , July 13 : Megastar Amitabh Bachchan admits promoting films has now become as important as making them. However, he feels there are some exceptions like Tamil megastar Rajinikanth who doesn't require such marketing tools.

Rajinikanth thanks fans for prayers

Rajinikanth thanks fans for prayersChennai, June 18 : Tamil megastar Rajinikanth, who is convalescing in Singapore, Saturday thanked his fans for praying for his recovery and said he would make them happy in his next movie "Rana".

In a four-page letter to his ardent fans, released to the media here, Rajinikanth said: "I was at loss for words when I sat to write to fans soon after getting discharged from the hospital."

He apologised for talking to them after speaking to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and DMK president M. Karunanidhi.

Rajinikanth discharged from Singapore hospital

RajinikanthChennai, June 15 : Tamil superstar Rajinikanth was Wednesday discharged from the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore and will remain in that country for some more time.

According to informed sources here, the matinee idol will be in Singapore for some more days at an undisclosed location.

The 60-year-old actor, who made his mark as a character actor in the movie "Aarulirunthu Arupathu Varai" (From six to sixty years) was flown to Singapore May 28 and was admitted to the hospital the next day.

'Rana' is Rajini's dream film, will be made at any cost: Co-producer

RajinikanthChennai June 10 : Murali Manohar, co-producer of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth starrer "Rana", has denied reports that the film has been shelved, saying shooting has only been temporarily suspended.

Rajinikanth fell ill during the first day's shooting of "Rana" in April end and has not been keeping well since. Currently the 60-year-old is in Singapore for treatment.

Reports in some sections of the media claimed that the film might be postponed by a year in order to give Rajini ample time to recover fully from the illnesses.

Rajinikanth leaves for Singapore

Rajinikanth leaves for SingaporeChennai, May 28 : Ailing Tamil superstar Rajinikanth left for Singapore Friday for further treatment. The 60-year-old actor is accompanied by his family members - daughters Aishwarya and Soundarya- sons-in-laws and doctor Muralidharan, sources said.

It is learnt Rajinikanth's wife Latha would leave for Singapore Saturday.

The matinee idol, who as admitted to the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre here with fever and fluid retention following acute gastro-intestinal and respiratory problems since May 13, was discharged from the hospital Friday evening.

Rajnikanth going to Singapore for treatment

Rajnikanth going to Singapore for treatmentNew Delhi, May 27 : Tamil matinee idol Rajnikanth is going to Singapore for further treatment, said his daughter Aishwarya, adding he is not in any danger but needed privacy.

"He is being taken for further treatment to Singapore but I would like to clarify that he is not being airlifted by an air ambulance because that is not necessary for him as his vitals are stable and he is going to travel like a normal passenger," Aishwarya told NDTV Friday.

Rajinikanth now improving

RajinikanthChennai, May 21 : Ailing superstar Rajinikanth is getting better. The vital parameters of the Tamil star, admitted to the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre here, are now returning to normal, a hospital bulletin Saturday said.

He is now taking oral diet by himself and is spending time with his family members, it said.

The matinee idol was admitted to hospital late evening May 13, with fever and fluid retention following acute gastro-intestinal and respiratory problems and was later shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) May 18.

Bollywood prays for Rajnikanth's quick recovery

RajinikanthMumbai, May 20 : Bollywood celebrities like Dharmendra, Priyanka Chopra and Arshad Warsi wish a speedy recovery to Tamil superstar Rajnikanth, who is admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a Chennai hospital.

Rajnikanth, admitted in the ICU of the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre here, is improving after advanced treatment, including hemodialysis, according to doctors attending on him.

The matinee idol was admitted to the hospital for recurrent respiratory infection and gastro-intestinal problems May 13 and was shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) Wednesday to improve his breathing pattern.

Amitabh, Dev Anand pray for Rajnikanth's health

Amitabh Bachchan, RajinikanthNew Delhi, May 19 : Dev Anand and Amitabh Bachchan have wished a speedy recovery to southern megastar Rajnikanth, who is admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a Chennai hospital.

"I pray for my dear Rajani's sound health and speedy recovery (sic)," Dev Anand, 87, posted on his Twitter page.

Amitabh, who is a close friend to Rajnikanth, also took to the micro-blogging site to share an update on the latter's health, and wished him well.

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