My first film was Antuleni Katha in Telugu. Later I did nearly 15 films in Telugu. I chose to remain in Kollywood as I was introduced by K Balachander garu in Tamil. However, from Pedarayudu and Baash, every film of mine got released in Telugu and succeeded in big way. Telugus showered so much love on me, Rajinikanth recalled his association with Telugu movies.
Kaala is directed by Pa Ranjith of Kabali fame and it is produced by Dhanush. The mafia drama stars Eeshwari Rao and Bollywood starlet Huma Qureshi as the female lead.
Dhanush in his speech said there is none like Rajinikanth in the movie industry. To this Rajinikanth replied, there is no one like Chiranjeevi or Nagarjuna or Balayya or Venkatesh either. Every star is unique and is inimitable.
Rajinikanth also recalled his long association with late Dasari. After Balachander, he was like a second guru to me. I miss him. I used to regularly go to NTRs house when he was alive. I have a long association with Hyderabad.
On Kaala, he said that director Ranjith has narrated the movie in an engaging manner. There are four or five interesting characters which will connect to every section of audiences. Ranjith will hit the bulls eye this time. Dhanush is not only a good actor he is also a splendid producer, he praised his team.
Kaala is releasing in Tamil and Telugu on 7 June simultaneously.