The Robot has arrived in Mumbai and in style! Rajnikant arrived in Mumbai for a special screening of his film ‘Robot’ (Endhiran in Tamil) for his friends in the Hindi film industry. Dressed in a simple cream-coloured pyjama kurta, Rajnikant welcomed all his guests warmly. The guest list included Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Dev Anand, Rajkumar Hirani, Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan & many more.
Rajnikant warmly welcomed old friend and colleague Amitabh Bachchan and gladly posed for the shutterbugs with him. Amitabh couldn’t stop praising Rajni on his blog, “Rajni had called yesterday from Chennai, was holding a show in Mumbai and as was his tradition wanted me to come over to see it along with other friends…we came back speechless on the experience. Rajni … what can one say for this man. He is just unbelievable. The film is a roller coaster ride of fun and ecstasy and events of mammoth proportions.”
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan continued raving about her ‘Robot’ co-star, “This is of the absolutely entertaining genre.” Amitabh praised his daughter-in-law with, “Aishwarya looked smashing and danced like she had never danced before.”
Abhishek Bachchan was the supporting hubby as ever, “I’m so happy she gets a chance to work with Rajni uncle…Today I’m on team Aishwarya!”
Rajni warmed up to Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao. It seems that the Perfectionist star was mighty impressed by the southern star. As Amitabh later wrote, “Aamir after the show was over wanted to ‘eat his brain’ – Shankar’s that is – to find out how he managed to conquer that world that he so effectively portrayed on screen.”
Now that’s what we call a fantastic frame! Director S. Shankar, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Rajnikant.
Dev Anand was visibly excited to see the movie. Rajnikant not only touched the veteran filmmaker’s feet but also gave him a very respectful welcome.
Actor Dharmendra and producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra also attended the screening.
Rajni’s family also arrived for this special occasion. His wife Lata, daughters Aishwarya and Soundarya Rajnikant were glowing.
Director S. Shankar with Sivaji co-star Shriya Saran.
Double beauty: Hema Malini and Tabu were spotted having a nice chat.
Sunny Deol came in a bright yellow pagdi. Urmila Matondkar couldn’t contain her excitement, “I think it will be fantastic.” Designer Manish Malhotra came to see his work on screen.
Looks like curiosity got the better of director Ashutosh Gowariker, who made it for the movie with producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
R. Balki and Vinod Khanna came armed with their spouses.
Last we saw Rajni sprinting up the escalator to get back to the screening after greeting all his guests and the media. Go ‘Robot’!
The ‘Endhiran’ star said, “I am very happy that the film has been liked by audiences. Now, I want to take a break and go on a holiday.”