Appreciation from Rajinikanth means a lot: Director Atlee

Chennai: Director Atlee Kumar, an ardent fan of actor Rajinikanth, received appreciation from the superstar recently when he showed him the trailer of his upcoming Tamil romantic-comedy ‘Raja Rani’. The debutant says it means a lot to him.

"I wanted to enter films after I watched Rajini sir`s `Thalapathi`. When I finally maanaged to become a director and finish my film, I wanted to seek his (Rajinikanth`s) blessings. When I went to invite him for the audio launch of `Raja Rani`, I showed him the film`s trailer and he loved it," Atlee said.

"He said that the trailer looks very good and wished me luck. These few words of appreciation mean a lot to me. I`m sure his words would mean a lot to any filmmaker, new or old. I told myself, `If I have impressed him, then how difficult it will be to impress the audiences`," he added.

Rajinikanth was expected to attend the audio launch of ‘Raja Rani’ here Friday, but he didn`t turn up for reasons unknown.

The film features Arya, Nayanthara, Jai and Nazriya Nizam in the lead roles. It`s the story of finding love between two couples after a break-up.

Jointly produced by AR Murugadoss and Fox Star Studios, ‘Raja Rani’ is slated for a September release.


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