When Aishwarya Rai made Rajinikanth retake six times

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2010, 18:43 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Like many fans of southern superstar Rajinikanth, Bollywood’s light eyed beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan too loves his art of flipping a cigarette in the air.

Recently, while shooting together for ‘Endhiran’, Aishwarya, who was keen on observing the veteran actor’s trademark scene, pulled a prank by repeatedly making same mistakes, so that Rajinikanth continued tossing his cigarette in the air.

Talking to a news daily, a source said, “Rajinikanth’s trademark style of tossing the cigarette, is loved by Ash. She could ask him once or twice at max to enact this scene for her, but she wanted to see it repeatedly. Thus she purposely kept making mistakes while shooting her scene; Rajinikanth ended up enacting his patented stunt six times.”

“It was after the wrap-up of the shoot that Ash mentioned to Rajinikanth about how much she loves the way he does this particular stunt, and she was bluffing so that she could see him do this time and again. Rajinikanth burst out laughing and took it in his stride,” the source said.

When contacted Shankar, the director of the film confirmed the news and said, “We only realised while shooting that Ash was such a big fan of Rajini sir.”