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Rajinikanth hopes to see his film explore Darjeeling, keeps mum on politics

“There are so many beautiful locations here that have remained unexplored. Through this film, the whole country will know the place and explore the region,” Rajinikanth said in Kurseong.

kolkata Updated: Jun 15, 2018 18:23 IST
Pramod Giri
Pramod Giri
Hindustan Times
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Rajinikanth talking to reporters in Kurseong on Thursday. (HT Photo)

Mesmerised by Darjeeling hills and local people, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday said he hoped to see this region in north Bengal explored well by the film that is being shot since June 7.

Yet to be titled, the film is being directed by Chennai-based filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj.

On Thursday, the superstar talked to the media shortly after meeting state tourism minister Goutam Deb at the private resort in Kurseong where he is staying with his team.

“The land of Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Swami Vivekananda, Rabindranath Tagore and Subash Chandra Bose has mesmerised me. I am really happy to meet such lovely people, good and kind hearted people. I am going to shoot here and Darjeeling for 30 days” said Rajinikanth.

“There are so many beautiful locations here that have remained unexplored. Through this film, the whole country will know the place and explore the region,” he said.

He said that his recently released movie Kaala is doing well in India and aboard. However he remained mum on politics. When asked about the new party launched by superstar Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth, who also plans a similar move, said, “I have come here as an actor.”

Goutam Deb, who met Rajinikanth on behalf of chief minister Mamata Banerjee said, “The shooting will promote the region.”

Rajinikanth and his team have booked all the 35 rooms in the resort which is located in a remote area. A resort employee, speaking on condition of anonymity, said, “Rajinikanth is really a down-to-earth person. He looks old but is stronger than me. He goes to the gym every day.”

The shooting for the film assumes significance, given last year’s violence and killing of 13 people during the 104-day-long shutdown in demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland.

The turmoil in the hills started on June 8, 2017. The shooting started exactly one year after that incident.

First Published: Jun 15, 2018 18:23 IST