Karunakaran floored by Rajini’s down to earth nature
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Actor Karunakaran s just four films old has carved a niche for himself with his roles in ‘Soodhu Kavvum’ and ‘Yaamirukka bayame’. The actor has bagged the dream opportunity to share screen space with Superstar Rajinikanth in the upcoming K.S.Ravikumar directorial ‘Lingaa’.
Karunakaran appears in a big portion of the film’s contemporary era part. Karunakaran has shot for several days with the ‘Lingaa’ crew and also the Superstar and has just returned to the city. The young actor recalled shooting his first shot with Rajini.
In his first shot Karuna had to be in the presence of Rajini for a long time. He was very highly excited to face the camera in front of the Superstar that made him shiver. It was the veteran star who came forward and asked him to relax and be casual. The next few days Rajini made him feel at ease by in his presence.
Karuna mentions that Rajini would never go back to the caravan after the shot was completed. He would instead sit with the crew members and have a casual chat with everyone. That made Karuna a confident lad to talk with the star about his films. Rajini in turn would make the chat more and more interesting by narrating incidents that happened while shooting his films like ‘Baasha’, ‘Annamalai’ etc.
History has got many pages to prove the care and affection of the Superstar for his fans. Karuna adds one more to them. While they were shooting for the film a large group of fans had gathered at the spot to have a glimpse of their matinee idol. Rajini made it a point to go and wave to them so that they will be happy. Karuna recalls the star telling to him that the fans had come a long way to meet him and they should not be disappointed.
Indeed a worthy advice to the young actor.