South superstar Rajinikanth always showers praises on Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who stars opposite him in Shankar’s much-awaited fantasy flick Endhiran (Robot), India’s most expensive film project till date!
During the music launch of the film in Kuala Lumpur last month, Rajinikanth described her as “a born artiste”, adding that there is no other beauty in our generation like Aishwarya Rai. Such instances still continue…!
In a recent interview given to a leading media channel, the 60 year old superstar said he thanks Aishwarya Rai from the bottom of his heart for accepting him as a hero opposite her.
“I am not exaggerating. Recently I was at my brother’s place when his Rajasthani neighbour came to see me. He was over 60 years old. He asked me what happened to my hair. I said sadly: Sab jhar gaaye…chodo yaar. Then he asked if I have retired from films. I told him I am working on a film called Robot. He seemed very excited and asked me who is the heroine. I said Aishwarya. He got excited and started praising her… she is fantastic, kamal ki ladki hai, et cetera. Then, he asked me who is the hero? And the expression he had when I told him that I am playing the lead!!! He didn’t speak a single word in the next ten minutes… he just kept staring at me. Later, as he was leaving, I overheard him as saying ‘What has happened to Aishwarya? Why she is working opposite him!’ “