While, Holi is the day for colour and festivity, mainly celebrated in the northern part of the country, it has a special significance in Tamil Nadu. It was on the day of Holi, way back in 1975, that veteran director K Balachander called Sivaji Rao, a young actor to be choose a new name among – Chandrakanth, Srikanth and Rajinikanth. The actor chose, Rajinikanth, who then became the superstar of Kollywood.
The actor who is known for his humbleness never fails to meet his Guru K Balachander on this day, every year. It was only once the actor skipped this ritual, due to hectic schedule. He also vowed to never stop the practice and then on he’s been keeping up his words. So, would it be right to call ‘Holi Day’ as ‘Rajinikant Day’?