Dhanush sounded tired and sleepless, as he is juggling between work and duties for the last three weeks ever since his father-in-law Rajinikanth fell sick.
The actor has temporarily put his film shootings on hold, as his family needed him and he was there throughout with the superstar in Chennai and now in Singapore. He flew twice to Chennai to attend a press meet which was an earlier commitment and for the audio launch of his forthcoming film Venghai.
Articulate yet guarded, Dhanush opens up to Sridevi Sreedhar from Singapore. Excerpts
You had tweeted that superstar is discharged from Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre in Singapore?
Yes, he is finally out of hospital and we all are extremely happy about it. We have taken an apartment, where he will take rest for the next few days, before he returns to India. He is having normal home-made food and is advised rest by doctors. On behalf of the family, I thank all the fans, well-wishers and media for their support, wishes and prayers
They say you took over as the spokesperson of the family and is more like a son to the superstar. Please comment?
(Smiles). It was my greatest priority and duty to be there by the side of Aishwarya and rest of the family. I consider myself blessed by God to have chosen me as someone, who got a chance to take care of a great person and wonderful human being like Rajini sir. And when the entire nation including his fans and well-wishers and media were concerned about his health and speculating news about him, it was my responsibility to take over and give everyone the actual facts and update them about his condition.
So will Rana happen soon?
Definitely with a capital D. Once he takes enough rest and rejuvenation, superstar will be back with a bang and the shoot of Rana will take place.
There is news that the family might go for a holiday to an exotic place before coming back to India?
Well, we have not decided on that. It will depend on many factors. As of now, sir is very happy that all his family members are near him. He is playing with my son Yatra who adores him. He is cracking jokes, catching up with movies and current affairs and is looking very cheerful and elated
In your tweet, you have mentioned about the celebrations of winning the National Award. Please comment
I will be receiving the most prestigious award by July end in Delhi and then I will be meeting the media and throwing a big party for all my well-wishers.