Thalaiva for a reason!

Staying true to his promise, actor Rajinikanth gifted a 3-BHK house to veteran film producer and storywriter Kalaignanam. He purchased a house in Chennai to be gifted to Kalaignanam, who had introduced Rajinikanth as a hero through the movie Bairavi in 1978.

The 1320 square feet house is located on the ground floor of the apartment. Rajinikanth was welcomed by Kalaignanam and his family and was made to light the lamp in the new house.


The actor had promised to gift Kalaignanam a house during the felicitation function organised in Kalaignanam’s honour to commemorate his 90th birthday and his 50 years in filmdom on August 14, 2019.

In the event, Rajinikanth said that Kalaignanam had personally invited him to the event. Talking about the lack of recognition to storywriters in Tamil cinema, Rajinikanth urged the celebrities at the event to make it compulsory for movies to credit storywriters separately and treat them on par with directors.

Sharing his memories with Kalaignanam and his simplicity, Rajinikanth said,

“I came to know only recently that he still lives in a rented house. It is sad.”

Heart of gold!


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