Rumours proves to be rumours only about Rajinikanth’s ill health
Tamil Nadu, June 18: Last week there was a big rumour buzzing on the internet that superstar Rajinikanth was no more. A little known Sri Lankan Tamil website put out a report saying that Superstar Rajinikanth is dead. The news spread like wildfire through various social networking platforms but sources close to the actor including his PRO denied it as a mere rumor.
Rajinikanth’s spokesperson told a TV channel: “This is an unnecessary rumor created by few websites, Rajini sir is fine and fans should stay calm. At the moment he is holidaying in USA, and doing fine.” The buzz is that Rajini is taking complete rest as advised by his team of doctors and just chilling out in US, where his personal privacy is assured. The superstar had recently completed a strenuous schedule for his sci-fi thriller 2.O, directed by Shankar.
But what ignited the rumours was that Rajinikanth had not come back to Chennai for a proposed grand audio launch of his Kabali, scheduled to release on 15 July. The Kabali teaser trailer had gone viral with over 20 million hits and the buzz on the film was humongous. It was a soft audio launch ofKabali, straight to the stores.
Meanwhile the audio of Kabali and the 35 second song teaser ‘Neruppu Da’ went viral, with 2 million hits under 24 hours. Swaroop Reddy of Think Music said: “We are thrilled by the response to the Kabali album. It is a big hit on all streaming platforms. Nothing compares to the excitement surrounding the release of a Rajinikanth film. Fans can also look forward to another song teaser closer to the release day.”
Kabali post-production work is almost over, as producer Kalaipuli S Thanu is busy getting it dubbed in four languages. After censor clearance sometime later this month, the release date will be officially announced.