Superstar Rajinikanth and filmmaker Rakesh Roshan go a long way. Their association was cemented with the 1986 film “Bhagwaan Dada” that was directed by Hrithik Roshan’s maternal grandfather J Om Prakash and produced by Rakesh Roshan. It was a film in which Hrithik, who was 12 then, had his first speaking part.
Over the last three decades Rakesh and Rajini have stayed in touch. As has been a practice for the last 30 odd-years, this year too, the Bollywood filmmaker called the Tamil superstar to wish him on his birthday (December 12). Rajini thanked him for his good wishes and expressed his compliments for Hrithik Roshan, who is gearing up for the release of Kaabil. “I have watched the Tamil, Hindi and Telugu trailers of Kaabil and I simply loved it. I also think Hrithik is stupendous. Please tell him that I am eagerly waiting for the film,’ said Rajinikanth.
Kaabil is titled Balam in Telugu and Tamil. Kaabil is directed by Sanjay Gupta and will release worldwide on Jan 25th, 2017.