Though Rajinikanth is not fit to resume shooting yet, the south superstar made an exception for one of his greatest fans - Shah Rukh Khan. Rajini faced the camera despite illhealth for RA.One. He hasn't started shooting for Rana as he is on a medical leave of sorts, reports Mumbai Mirror.
Though his family rubbished the reports of his cameo in RA.One, Rajinikanth landed at Subhash Ghai's Whistling Woods studio on Sunday morning with his daughter Saundarya and a team of technicians.
An eyewitness informed Mumbai Mirror, "Shah Rukh Khan and Rajini Sir hit it off instantly. Rajini Sir's daughter Soundarya had brought along her team of technicians from Chennai to make sure no time was wasted. She made it clear that her father would not be able to shoot for more than a couple of hours. The shot however, was wrapped up well within the time limit."
Shah Rukh made sure Rajini was comfortable on the sets. A source told the tabloid, "They were extremely relaxed with each other. Shah Rukh made sure that the older actor was okay. It was pretty evident that Shah Rukh is a Rajinikanth fan himself."
What was the scene about?
It is a replica of the Robot scene where the robotic Rajini turns magnetic and grabs all the metal guns. In this, however, it is Shah Rukh who tries to do the same. But the guns don't come to him. All metallic object fly past SRK to the one man standing behind him - Rajinikanth!
SRK gets emotional
"Misconcepts, misunderstood. Stressed and then Rajini sir walks on sets and u know why God made films. Thanx Soundarya for making our dream come true," (sic) Shah Rukh later tweeted.
It was a special moment for SRK who felt Rajinikanth blessed the film with his presence.
"Ra.One completed today. Rajini sir blessed it. Have tears in my eyes of gratitude and only prayers and love for his whole family. You complete us sir," he said.
Ra.One, an upcoming 2011 Hindi superhero film directed by Anubhav Sinha, also stars Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal in the lead roles. The film will hit the theatres on October 26.