Bairavi from Kalaignanam is special for Rajinikanth
It was an afternoon of bonhomie and nostalgia, as the film fraternity and few politicians came together to honor the veteran producer and writer. Kalaimamani Kalaignanam . The unconditional, who wrote and produced many films in Kollywood including Bairavi that introduced Rajinikanth as a hero, he was honored at an event organized by Tamil Kalai Ilakkiya Panpaatu Peravai.
Speaking on the occasion, Rajini said, “Every top filmmaker would reach out to him if they were not able to get the story or climax right. He would not even demand remuneration for it. Once, on the sets of a film, he told me he was going to produce a film, and when I congratulated him and asked him who the hero was, and he said it was me! I was flabbergasted because I hadn’t even dreamt of becoming a hero at that time. I loved the story, and thought if I demanded a higher remuneration, he would change his mind. But Kalaignanam paid me an advance within two days. The film also had a sentimental value for me because in Apoorva Raagangal, the first shot that I gave was the dialogue, ‘Bairavi veedu idhu dhana?’ Bairavi was the first ever word I uttered. Sivakumar sir told me that Kalaignanam was still staying in a rented house. But avaroda odambulerndhu moochu velila pogumbodhu ennoda veetlerndhu dhan poganum. I request Bhagyaraj to look for a house and I’m thankful to Bharathirajaa for creating this opportunity for me. ”