Rajinikanth meets PM of Malaysia Najib Razak

Chennai: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak joined superstar Rajinikanth at his residence here on Friday. 'Just had a very friendly and pleasant meeting with Rajinikanth, the Tamil superstar, at his home,' Razak tweeted on Friday. He also shared a picture that features him accompanying the 66-year-old actor. Razak is in the city to accept an honorary doctorate from Thanjavur University. As a portion of his two-day visit, Razak is considered to have to greet 'Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao' and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister 'Edappadi Palaniswami'. According to references close to 'Rajinikanth', he adheres Razak over breakfast at his residence. Razak became a fan of Rajinikanth while the latter's lengthy stay in 'Malacca, Malaysia' for the shoot of the 2016 movie 'Kabali'. 'When we were working for 'Kabali' in Malaysia, we were impressed by the support Malaysian government prolonged to us. Due to our hectic shooting schedule, I couldn't attend and thank him (Razak) in Malaysia.' 'When I determined he was coming to Chennai, I requested him to home. And he admitted my invitation and arrived home. He even viewed some scenes of Kabali' Rajinikanth told journalists here. Asked if the news that he was going to reinstate superstar Shah Rukh Khan as the brand ambassador of Malaysian tourism was correct, Rajinikanth trashed such stories. Fans of Thalaiva and the Khiladi are in for a gift. Despite their looks are being watched, those in the know say Shankar's 2.0 has Rajinikanth endeavoring five roles in the sci-fi thriller. He plays a scientist, a robot, two gnomes and a baddie. It will obviously also have Akshay Kumar done 12 distinct aspects, including that of an evil crow, which has been published by the creators. Promoted as the most expensive movie at Rs 450 crore, 2.0 is being produced in Tamil, Hindi, and Telugu. Following strong opposition from Tamil outfits, megastar Rajinikanth on Saturday declared he has dropped his visit to Sri Lanka following month to inaugurate a housing project. He had also attempted a meeting with the Sri Lankan President to discuss the sailor's issue. As part of his appointment, arranged by Lyca Productions, Rajinikanth was expected to address at a public gathering and plant tree seedlings. He was interested in discussing the festering fishermen's problem with President Maithripala Sirisena. The parties 'Vidhuthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) and Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK)' were crossing Rajinikanth's visit and had suggested the superstar rethink his decision. They advised him that he will earn the anger of the Tamil community if he goes ahead with the talk, scheduled for April 9. In a report issued on Saturday, the 66-year-old actor told he accepted the invitation because he desired to see the areas where the Tamils lived and died for their faith in the island nation. 'I wanted to attend Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, to discuss and find an answer for strikes on Tamil Nadu fishermen,' he said. Earlier this week, Lyca Productions had declared that the 'Enthiran' actor will deliver over the keys to 150 homes constructed for Tamils by Gnanam Foundation on April 9 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. VCK leader T. Thirumavalavan had said that Rajinikanth's visit might show to the world that everything is back to normal in Sri Lanka. In reply to Thirumavalavan's description, Rajinikanth said: 'I'm not a legislator, but simply an artist.' On the profession aspect, Rajinikanth is currently busy working for Tamil science-fiction action movie "2.o", a sequel to his own 2010 blockbuster 'Endhiran'.