In a recent encounter with the media, legendary actor Rajinikanth offered insights into his longstanding practice of showing respect to spiritual leaders, irrespective of their age. The conversation was ignited by the online buzz surrounding his recent interaction with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during a visit to Lucknow. The superstar's response shed light on his belief in venerating 'sanyasis' and 'yogis,' regardless of their age, sparking a dialogue on cultural traditions and personal values.
Addressing the chatter, Rajinikanth expressed, "Whether a sanyasi or a yogi, it is my habit to fall at their feet even if they are younger than me. That's what I did." This candid explanation comes in the wake of discussions spurred by his respectful gesture towards Yogi Adityanath. The gesture ignited diverse reactions, with some questioning the appropriateness of the 72-year-old actor touching the feet of a much younger political figure.ALSO READ: Rajinikanth's 'Jailer' roars with highest opening of any Kollywood film; Rs.52 crore on Day 1
While some critics deemed the gesture as cringe-worthy, others rallied behind Rajinikanth, highlighting the cultural importance of Yogi Adityanath's position as an esteemed Nath Yogi and the head of Gorakhnath Math.
Amidst this discourse, Rajinikanth graciously acknowledged his fans for propelling his latest film, 'Jailer,' to soaring heights of success. Despite over a week since its release, 'Jailer' continues to rake in substantial earnings, both on weekends and weekdays alike. This achievement further solidifies Rajinikanth's stature as the reigning king of Indian cinema, particularly when it comes to commanding the box office.
In 'Jailer' Rajinikanth takes on the role of a father seeking vengeance for the death of his police officer son. The film boasts a star-studded ensemble cast featuring eminent names such as Mohanlal, Shivarajkumar, and Jackie Shroff in pivotal cameos. Alongside these seasoned actors, the film introduces emerging talents including Priyanka Mohan, Tamannaah Bhatia, Ramya Krishnan, Yogi Babu, Vasanth Ravi, and Vinayakan.ALSO READ: Raghava Lawrence seeks Rajinikanth's blessings as 'Chandramukhi 2' nears release