Mumbai: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth might not be a regular feature in Bollywood, but he seems to have influenced one and all in Tinsel Town. The veteran actor, whose sci-fi bi-lingual film `Robot` broke a number of records at the Box Office, has inspired the Badshah of B-Town, Shah Rukh Khan.
However, SRK has categorically denied that his upcoming superhero flick `RA.One` is similar to Rajini’s `Robot`. But he has said that the film is a tribute to the legendary actor.
Talking to a daily, King Khan clarified his stance on his latest and said, “They (Endhiran (Robot) and Ra.one) are different films. Ours is a different film. I will not like to talk or claim about anyone else`s film but Rajni sir is respectable to all of us. Actually, we have a tribute to Rajni Sir in the film. We love him.”
Rajini’s film `Robot` had sought assistance from foreign technicians and so has Shah Rukh`s RA.One`.
However, SRK takes pride in the fact that his film has been conceived entirely by indigenous efforts.
"Everything you have seen is produced here. We are proud of it and have done a great job. We have taken the technology forward and we should be proud of it," he said.
SRK is little known for his reticence. However, he seems to have accepted that he isn’t the only heartthrob. There is someone who is equal, perhaps bigger than him. Especial when the person in question is Rajinikanth.
What say SRK!