Rajnikant makes a surprise visit at `Ghilli'
CHENNAI (1 June 2005)
: It was a function to celebrate the silver
jubilee of `Ghilli' but the invitees had no clue as to who
would be the chief guest.
Naturally, the crowd was less and only a few connected
with the tinsel world turned up at the avenue. But when
superstar Rajnikant entered the hall, it became jam-packed
in minutes. A minor commotion ensued as photographers
jostled with each other to take snaps of the superstar.
audience waited in excitement for the superstar to speak.
giving away over 200 shields to the stars, technicians and
exhibitors of `Ghilli', Mr. Rajnikanth said: "Initially, I
did not want to give a speech as I had decided to do so
only on the 100th day celebrations of `Chandramukhi'. But
after seeing the crowd I changed my mind."
was released simultaneously with `Sachein', everyone was
talking about who was competing with whom. But Vijay was
humble enough to say that he was my fan and was never a
competitor. If Vijay is my fan, I am his admirer," he
said. "A film succeeds or fails depending on its subject.
If you have a good subject you will pass with distinction.
Hats off to Dharani for choosing this subject and making
it a box-office success. `Ghilli' is nothing more than the
story of Ramayana told in a different manner. When I see
Vikram and Vijay together here it reminds me of my days in
1982-83 when Kamal Haasan and I used to have friendly chat
together. Everybody (in the film world) must earn and we
too must earn. That should be the spirit in making films.
If this becomes a reality, then all of us will be
prosperous," he said to a thunderous applause.
also had a word of praise for Vijay's ability to do comic
film's producer A.M. Rathnam said: "When I met him (Rajnikant)
I requested him to come to the function as all the
technicians were eager to receive the shields from him. He
Dharani praised the entire team of assistants and
technicians. Actor Vikram, Directors Bhakiyaraj and S.A.
Chandrasekaran, and actor Prakash Raj spoke.