SuperstarÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s name itself is enough to draw crowds at any function or movie hall. But his name drew in a galaxy of stars from Kollywood as well, at a well attended function at The Savera hotel on Sunday.
The occasion was the launch of Dr Gayatri SrikanthÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s biography titled Rajini Perai Kettale.. in Tamil. The writer, an eye doctor, has already sold 20,000 copies of the book in English (titled Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Name is RajinikanthÃ¢â‚¬ÂÂ) and this is the Tamil version, which however has more details and well-editing than the original.
Hosted by Dr Duraiswami Hospitals, The Savera and Om Books International (the publishers), the event was attended by Kanimozhi MP who launched the book. Also present on the dais were Nina Reddy of Savera, cartoonist Madhan, SP Muthuraman and Ajay Mago of Om Books and Dr Srikanth.
The event saw a galaxy of speakers from Sivakumar, Srikanth, P Vasu, Narain, Chinmayi, Sandhya, director Vijay, Sampath Raj, Keerthi Chawla, Delhi Ganesh and others.
Actor VijayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mother Shobha Chandrasekar sang the invocation song. SP Muthuraman and Madhan congratulated the writer on her great effort and research while Kanimozhi MP wanted her to undertake a project to write a detailed, academic study of RajiniÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s films. She said that the book is well-researched, simple in language and lot of hard work has gone into it.
All the speakers were wonderstruck with the fact that an eye doctor had the talent to write a book and spend more than a year of her life researching for the book and giving up her practice for it.
Dr Gayathri thanked her husband Dr Srikanth, (also an eye doctor) for his active help and encouragement during the entire period. The emcee for the evening was Bosskey who kept the audiences regaled with his wits on current affairs.