Rajinikanth, who was presented with the Centenary Award for Film Personality Of The Year by the Indian government at the International Film Festival of India at Goa two days back, missed the screening of Kochadaiiyaan at the festival. “Rajinikanth who was supposed to be personally present for the screening couldn’t make it due to his preoccupation in Bengaluru,” said a ministry official at the festival. Instead, Soundarya and Latha Rajinikanth were present for the screening.
It’s indeed an honour for me to be a part of IFFI this evening. My dad is not here today but I want to thank him for bringing this technology to our country. Animation is very new in India and this is a humble first attempt to bring this technology into the arena of Indian entertainment. Unlike films including (James Cameron’s) ‘Avatar’ and (Steven Spielberg’s) ‘Tintin’ where there are fictitious characters, I took on myself to recreate the legend of my father. I hope you enjoy the film,” Soundarya said.