The day when it was announced that actors Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as well as double Academy winner AR Rahman were coming together in a project titled Endhiran, people expected some magic from them.
Directed by S Shankar, the film is the costliest movie made in India to date, with a budget of approximately Rs140 crore and when the movie had its music release in Malaysia a couple of days back, anticipation and anxiousness were running riot about the fate of it.
But it looks like the movie might just justify the reason behind all the hype. Its music has already raced to the top of the world music charts, dismissing the likes of Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and even Rahman’s very own Slumdog Millionaire tracks, among other chart busters. This is the first time any Indian film music has topped the charts.
But what’s most interesting about this development is that Rajnikanth is very candid about calling Ash as his best co-star to date. By the sound of it, it looks like Rajnikanth has been charmed by Aishwarya’s beauty and acting prowess.
He says, “There is no other beauty in our generation like Aishwarya Rai and she is a born artist.” He also jests that Ash’s father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan might not be too happy that he is praising his bahu. Hope the other Tamil actresses are listening!