S.P. Muthuraman, veteran film-maker and one who is credited by critics, movie-goers and superstar Rajinikanth’s millions of fans across the globe for giving Rajini the ‘larger-than-life’ image in almost each of the 25 films he directed Rajini, has revealed that before he took up the job of a conductor, Rajini had worked as a daily-wages loader.
Muthuraman was taking part in a book release function held at Arani yesterday. Speaking at the event, Muthuraman, who never wastes an opportunity to say something about Rajini, said “The legendary MGR, Sivaji Ganesan and Rajinikanth had all endured great physical pain, hunger and suffering before they made it big. Due to the poverty he faced in his younger days, MGR introduced the nutritious-meal scheme in the State.
“Only because of their hard-work, commitment, perseverance and keen intellect, they were able to create their own space in Kollywood. All of us know that Rajini worked as a bus conductor in Bangalore before he came to films; do you know what he was doing before he became a bus conductor? He was working as a loader on daily-basis. Will you believe it? It’s true!
“Rajini himself revealed this to me during the shoot of Ranuva Veeran in the early eighties. Only such hardwork has gotten him the super-stardom he now fittingly enjoys,” Muthuraman concluded.