Sunday, May 4, 2008

Super Star Rajini - NDTV Entertainer Indian of the Year - 2007 - Must Read

Super Star - NDTV Entertainer Indian of the Year - 2007

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with actor Rajinikant at a function in New Delhi on Thursday after presenting the 'NDTV's Entertainer of the Year award to him.
Questions that were asked to Superstar while getting the Award.

1) It is said that you are highest paid actor in the country.

Superstar: Who said? (Laughs….)
The commentators pulls his leg by commenting: Don't tell this bcos finance minister is here…..(the whole hall burst into laughs)

2) Do you think that South Indian filmdom are given importance nowadays. There's common thought that Indian cinema means it is only Bollywood.

Superstar: Yes. South Indian filmdom is given importance and its technicians too. Thanks to media and you people for that.

3) What about the one thing that all journos trying to get answer from you but still inaccessible. Politics….? When you are going to plunge into politics directly? [Superstar just turns his face towards Dr.Manmohan Singh and sees him for a while. (He should have done that just because a small hesitant about his answer and also thinking in fraction of seconds that whether his usual God only Knows will be considered here respectful. Remember Prime Minister was nearby standing]

Superstar: It is purely with destiny. And with God's hand. Day before yesterday I don't know that I will be here today and tomorrow I don't know where will be I am. God has given me a role that of an actor today. When he gives a role that of politician tomorrow – I will do that surely. (Prime Minister enjoys the answer)

Friends, I must admit one thing that really Superstar feels the same regarding politics. That is God's hands. Because if he has someother answer, e.g. Yes or No, that would have come out from his mouth at this juncture. Because "Those who speak truth alone can answer questions thrown in such a situation" Understand my point?

4) So you are not ruling out the possibility?

Superstar: I told you that its destiny. (laughs)
Now Pranoy Roy asks the audiences to shoot the questions. (Remember that audiences here are just prominent personalities like Priyanka Gandhi, Rober Vadera, Raghul Gandhi, Mukesh Ambani, P Chidambaram, Karan Johar, Shar Rukh and other VVVVIPs.)
Karan Johar wishes Superstar and shoots question.

5) Is there anything that Rajini can't?

Superstar didn't expect this. (Remember it was LIVE programme) He thought for a while and laughed and that's it.

6) Whom do you think the best actor from Bollywood?

Amitabh Bachchan
Now Pranoy Roy asks Sha Rukh to shoot questions. Before that he speaks that he is really honoured to share the space with Superstar here in the event.

7) Sir, pls tell me how to become myself Shahenshah of Bollywood. (He was in a mood that he had asked an intelligent question which is difficult to answer)

Superstar: One day you will become Shahenshah. God bless you. (I bet you that no other appropriate answer can be dished out from a question like this and that too amidst VVVIPs)

Now Pranoy Roy asks

Do you have anything to say for Sharukh….Rajini?


Superstar: He is an excellent…excellent…actor. And I liked very much his integrity. I saw his sports film Chak de. I wanted to do roles like that.

Sha Rukh interprets : So, you are praising my sport skills alone. Not acting skills. (Again the hall bursts into laughter)
Finally SRK thanks Superstar for attending the event and honouring actors like him. (Remember that he is only a consolation winner and not a straight winner like our thalaivar.)
Meantime, just remembering the other questions asked to Superstar while I was hearing running commentary from our member Vijayakumar.

NDTV: You rarely come out of Chennai. And they say if you step out of your car, the traffic there comes to a stand still….

Superstar: No…no….it's not like that. It is you - media - only giving such reports.