Rajinikanth’s flying sky high: Now an aircraft gets a Kabali makeover

  • ANI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 08, 2016 17:18 IST
AirAsia has rebranded its aircraft in Kabali livery. (AirAsia/Twitter)

Never mind the delay in the release of the upcoming Rajinikanth film Kabali. The buzz around the film only grows with every passing day. The low-cost carrier AirAsia India has unveiled its new rebranded aircraft featuring a livery dedicated to Kabali and Rajini fans. AirAsia is the official airline partner for Kabali.

“AirAsia India unveiled its all new rebranded aircraft, with a livery dedicated to the most-awaited movie of the year Kabali,” said AirAsia in a statement. According to the company, this special aircraft is a mark of respect to the Thalaiva for his contribution to Indian cinema.

Read: Rajinikanth’s Kabali might get postponed, likely to release on July 22

AirAsia said that parts of the aircraft have been painted and pasted with the livery, bearing image of the 65-year-old actor from the movie. Reportedly, the planes from this low fare airline were used in a few scenes of Kabali.

Read: Will Kabali be actor Rajinikanth’s new touchstone?

AirAsia is the official airline partner for Kabali. (AirAsia/Twitter)

The aircraft will be flying across the AirAsia India network covering destinations including Bengaluru, New Delhi, Goa, Pune, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Guwahati, Imphal, Vizag and Kochi. As an official airline partner, it has also planned a special flight from Bengaluru to Chennai for the fans to watch the first-day-first-show of the movie.

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Reportedly, AirAsia has also launched a social media contest on their official Facebook page where top 10 winners will get to watch the first show of Kabali on the day of release. Three other winners will stand a chance to fly to the locations where the movie was shot in Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.

Watch the trailer of Kabali here:

The movie, which also stars Radhika Apte, was initially planned for a release on July 1, 2016. It was later postponed to July 15 and it is widely speculated that the film has now been pushed further to July 22. Directed by Pa Ranjith, the film features Rajinikanth as a don who fights for Tamils in Malaysia. The film is expected to release in over 2000 screens worldwide.

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