Flashback Friday: When asked by a fan about the fall of Rajinikanth and his romance with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan worked together for the first time in ‘Robot’, which released a decade ago. At the film’s audio launch in Malaysia a decade ago, Rajinikanth and narrated a fun incident of how a neighbor had joked about them being cast together and his baldness too.
While thanking Aishwarya for playing the female lead opposite him, Rajinikanth had narrated an incident when he was visiting her brother in Bengaluru and a neighbouring tenant had asked Rajinikanth about his hair, all he responded was that ‘its gone’. Soon after Rajinikanth told the tenant that he was working on a film with Aishwarya, which left him simply staring at the actor for 10 minutes. Later Rajinikanth overheard them talking amogst themselves about what happened to Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek, Amitabh Bachchan and that she is the heroine opposite him.
‘Robot’ went on to become a massive hit and even inspired Hollywood Avengers: Age of Ultron movie. director Joe Russo He had revealed that Tamil success had influenced the climax scenes of his popular superhero movie.