It was a ‘Rajinism’ filled function and everyone who spoke at the audio launch of ‘Petta’ on Sunday night was all praise for the superstar.
“Rajini sir is a very simple man. I repeat my words again, there can’t be another superstar like Rajinikanth. He is the only superstar,” he said.
Anirudh, who performed a couple of songs, said, “I am a thalaivar veriyan and Karthik Subbaraj is a much bigger fan of Rajinikanth. And I dedicate the music album to all the fans of Thalaivar. Petta will be a feast during Pongal.”
Karthik Subbaraj said, “I was working at a software company but it is because of Rajini sir I became passionate about films. Thalaivar sends a lot of positive vibes even when he is miles away. After ‘Pizza’, I got a call from his house. I thought some of my friends were pulling a prank on me until I heard his voice from the other end. First time I met him after I made ‘Jigarthanda’. I wanted to meet him to get his feedback while he was shooting for ‘Lingaa’ in Karnataka.”
Karthik added: “He liked the movie and he said Bobby Simha’s character reminded him of his character Parattai. I told him that I write films only with him in my mind. And he replied then ‘why didn’t you come to me ?’ The day I met him, I forgot to take his autograph. So I got in touch with his manager, and I was told that Rajinikanth sir has agreed to meet me again. When I met him, he asked me if I have any scripts for him. And it took two days to sink in me that Rajinikanth sir asked a script from me.”
“Petta is made by fans of Rajinikanth. We put in a lot of thought in filming every single shot of Rajinikanth sir. Vijay Sethupathi is also a big Rajinikanth fan. He told me that one day I will direct Rajinikanth sir in a film. And when it happens, he will play the villain in the project. It was another dream come true moment to work with Nawazuddin Siddiqui sir. He is also a Rajini fan,” Karthik said.