Can you believe it: it’s real! Superstar Rajinikanth, the undisputed ‘emperor’ of Tamil films for close to four decades now, has chosen to attend a ‘rehearsal’ spell for the shoot of his upcoming film which is to commence in August!
Rajini has set up a high-profile office for Pa. Ranjith and his script-writing team. Ranjith of Attakathi fame directs the untitled Rajini-starrer which is produced by ‘Kalaipuli’ Thanu.
Ranjith held such rehearsal sessions for his debut directorial venture Attakathi as well as for last year’s Madras, his second film as director, which won many awards. Ranjith wanted to hold a similar session for his Rajini-starrer too.
All the cast and crew members were asked to attend the rehearsal session. Ranjith reportedly asked Rajini to skip the session and turn up for the shooting scheduled for August. Rajini simply nodded in agreement but turned up suddenly at the place where the rehearsal was being held. Rajini’s arrival sent a buzz of excitement among the artistes in general and literally shocked Ranjith.
They obviously thought Rajini would sit for a few minutes and leave. However, Rajini sat in a relaxed manner and observed the rehearsal sessions of other artistes. As if a boost to them, he also voluntarily asked for his dialogues from Ranjith, acted it out for Ranjith and to the rest of the crew and even sought suggestions from Ranjith and his team to improve his world-famous mannerisms and dialogue-delivering style!
At a time when even newcomers aren’t attending rehearsal sessions these days, Rajini’s sincerity and commitment to his profession are indeed laudable!