Actors Shah Rukh Khan
and Deepika Padukone
have come together for a special song that pays tribute to actor Rajinikanth.
Titled Thalaivar Tribute (Lungi Dance), the song is sung and composed by rapper Honey Singh and is not a part of the Shah Rukh starrer Chennai Express, which will release on August 9.
Shah Rukh says he could not say no to the song because he is a huge fan of the “global cultural icon Rajinikanth”. “Who isn’t a fan of ‘The Rajinikanth’? I had met Honey Singh and Bhushan Kumar five days back and heard the song, which is titled Thalaivar Tribute . I found it very apt for Rajini sir and wanted to be a part of it as a fan of one of the greatest actors we have,” he says.
“Deepika, on my request, happily agreed to be a part of the song because even she is a huge fan of him. The song is fun, happy and completely Rajinikanth Style!” Shah Rukh adds.
The song is being choreographed by Chinni Prakash and will release soon.
Rajini made his debut as an actor in the National Film Award–winning motion picture Apoorva Raagangal (1975), directed by K Balachander.