On Sunday night, Arya got a call from Superstar Rajnikanth congratulating him after watching a special screening of Naan Kadavul at Four Frames preview theatre in Chennai.
Arya told Sify.com: “I was speechless when I heard Rajini sir’s voice at the other end. He praised my work in the film and spoke at length about the Rudran character and the way Bala has made the film. And no one ever knew that he had gone to watch the film that night. It was a great moment for me and I couldn’t have asked for more”
Later on Monday morning, Bala and Arya went to Rajini’s house and gave a bouquet for his kind gesture (see pic). Rajini told Bala: "Only you can make such a movie Bala, I'm impressed and stunned with the presentation of the film".
Added Arya: “Please remember that I had watched all his films till Chandramkhi in theatre along with the public and here the biggest icon of south Indian cinema calling me up to talk about my performance was something which I can never forget”.