Superstar Rajinikanth recently met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at his residence in Lucknow. The actor was in the city for the screening of his latest blockbuster, ‘Jailer’, which was also attended by UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya. However, what caught the attention of many was Rajinikanth’s gesture of touching the Chief Minister’s feet upon arrival, a move that has left fans and netizens divided.
While some see it as a mark of respect, others question the need for such a gesture, especially from a superstar of Rajinikanth’s stature.
On the professional front, Rajinikanth’s ‘Jailer’ is setting the box office on fire. Released on August 10, the film has already amassed a whopping Rs 500 crore worldwide, marking it as one of the actor’s most successful ventures. The film, directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, showcases Rajinikanth seeking vengeance for his cop son’s death, with notable appearances by Mohanlal, Shivarajkumar, and Jackie Shroff.
Trade analyst Ramesh Bala confirmed the film’s impressive earnings on Twitter, highlighting that ‘Jailer’ is Rajinikanth’s second film after ‘2.0’ to achieve this milestone. As the film enters its second week, it remains to be seen how it fares in the coming days.
Despite the film’s success, the focus remains on Rajinikanth’s recent meeting and the reactions it has garnered. The actor, known for his larger-than-life on-screen presence, has always been a figure of admiration and respect. This recent incident only adds to the many discussions surrounding him, both as an actor and a public figure.