Tamil superstar Rajinikanth and veteran Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, were at the audio launch of Shankar’s Tamil film ‘I’.
Rajni was all praise for Vikram who spent more than two years working for the film and has had to lose and gain weight quite a few times during the making of the film.
“Vikram has dedicated his life for this film. Hats off to his commitment. I don’t think you could find an actor who has sacrificed so much for a character in Indian cinema as well as Hollywood. I wish the film all success,” Rajinikanth told reporters at the audio launch of ‘I’.
Rajni also praised Shankar for taking Indian Cinema to Hollywood standards.
“What do I say about Shankar? It’s been two decades since he entered the Tamil film industry. He’s climbing up with every film. ‘I’ will take him to the pinnacle. But I know this won’t be the end because he will continue making films that will supersede his own work,” he said.
“He’d always complain that why can’t we make films on par with Hollywood. His aim has always been to take Tamil cinema to global standards. He does all this not just for money, but for his passion for cinema. He’s the real cinema Indian,” he added.
Meanwhile, Arnold said he would love to work with director Shankar someday
“Shankar is a great filmmaker. He comes up with superb special effects in his films. I would love to work with him someday. Let’s make ‘King Conan’, Shankar,” Schwarzenegger said.
The makers of the film organised a special bodybuilding act featuring a dozen local bodybuilders as a tribute to Arnold, who is a bodybuilding legend.
The ‘Terminator’ series star, who watched in awe, congratulated all of them. He was also happy that Shankar had featured them in the film.
“It’s great to see all this talent. It reminds me of my olden days. It’s wonderful that Shankar has given them a chance to star in the movie,” he said.
Oscar winning music composer A.R Rahman also performed at the event.
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