Rajinikanth has accomplished his stardom not solely because of his on-screen presence, but his off screen persona too. He has always been down-to-earth, earnest in his appeals and sincere in whatever he does. When it comes to praising someone, he has always been largehearted and never been reluctant to pat on the back. He has never missed a chance to talk high of his long-time friend and best companion Kamal Haasan, who he shared screen space with in his debut film.
In Vikramasinha audio launch in Hyderabad, Rajinikanth said magnanimously, “Kochadaiiyaan is not my cup of tea. A film replete with so much technological advancements should have been done by Kamal Haasan. It’s his bag. But, circumstances and fate had me to do the film.” Superstar’s praise for Kamal Haasan in Kamal 50 years function conducted by Vijay TV is considered by his fans as one of the moving speeches delivered by their idol.