Both of the daughters of superstar Rajinikanth are presently into directing films. While younger daughter Soundarya is in the preparatory stage of directing the animation film Kochadaiyan (whose muhurat takes place in Chennai today) starring superstar Rajinikanth and Bollywood sizzler Katrina Kaif, elder daughter Aishwarya has almost wrapped up the shooting schedule of her debut directorial venture 3.
Aishwarya’s maiden film as a director stars her husband and national award-winning actor Dhanush in the lead role opposite the lovely-looking Shruti Haasan. The song Why this Kolaveri di…. from the yet-to-be-released film has become popular almost all over the world. The song, penned and sung by Dhanush, has become such a rage among the youth and children that it has almost become the ‘caller tune’ of all the mobile phone users in the State.
Reports claimed some time back that Rajini might star in the video version of the above song and that he’d also take part in the audio-launch of the film. As it turned out, they were false alarms as Rajini neither featured in the song nor attended the audio-launch. This led to ‘accusation’ by some sections of the press that both the daughters of the superstar, in order to go one up over the other, have been using the name of Rajini merely to publicize their films.
Aishwarya dismisses rumours that she is in fierce competition with younger sibling Soundarya about making films. “We are pained to read in the press that we have been competing with each other in using the name of our illustrious father. We don’t have any sort of clash, ego or otherwise, between us. She makes an animation film which I make a feature film. Where is the competition here?
“I’m married for the past 8 years and have never once used Rajini’s name to garner publicity. I appeal to the press to confirm either with me or Dhanush before publishing news items about us and our family. We are always accessible to the journals; after all, we live in Chennai and aren’t far from the media,” she concluded.