Looks like Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has successfully managed to sway South Indian superstar Rajinikanth with his 'Thalaiva' tribute or better known as 'Lungi Dance.'
Shah Rukh recently revealed during the "Chennai Express" promotion that the Rajinikanth had called him personally appreciating the track made in his honour.
"He (Rajinikanth) called me three days back and he saw the video on YouTube. He said it's very good, very naughty, very sweet. He said, 'It's really nice that you have done this song'. I'm very happy that Rajini sir is happy with the song and the family is happy," IANS quoted the 47-year-old as saying at a press conference on Wednesday.
An ecstatic SRK could not contain the excitement and continued describing the Southern superstar's humility: "As gracious, humble and sweet he is, he said, 'Why are you doing it, sir? You are such a big star yourself'. He said it so sweetly. I told him, 'I am sending you the song and please let me know how you do like it'. We shot the song in a day-and-a-half."
"I thought the timing is good. If you don't pay a tribute to Rajini sir in a film called "Chennai Express", then it is incomplete."
Interestingly, the "Lungi Dance" tribute sang by rapper Honey Singh had its share of controversies with reports claiming that music director duo Vishal-Shekhar was unhappy that the track was composed without their knowledge. An ensuing online war of words was witnessed on Twitter from Vishal Dadlani and Honey Singh.
"Chennai Express", which was released on Friday, has already broken records with its paid-preview offering.