Shah Rukh Khan – A self-confessed fan of Rajnikanth attended the audio launch of Soundarya Rajnikanth Ashwin’s Kochadaiiyaan on Sunday. There he said, “The only word I know properly in Tamil is ‘Thalaiva’. And that’s the reason why I’m here. I have come to be part of this launch as a fan, as a friend, as a seeker of knowledge.” The actor then broke into an impromptu song on the lines of Lungi Dance — rephrasing the catchphrase with Kochadaiiyaan.
He further added, “When I came to Mumbai 24 years ago, I remember watching Rajini sir from a distance, while he practised his famous cigarette flip in front of a mirror. Looking at him practise, I learnt that working hard is the key to success.”
When Deepika Padukone, who plays Rajinikanth’s heroine in the film, took to the mic, she bowled the audience over by saying, “I thank Rajini sir for making Chennai a home away from home for me.” And Soundarya added, “Deepika loves rasam and my mom makes wonderful rasam. So, she felt completely at home!”