March 31, 2017 15:18 IST

Malaysian PM Najib Razak meets superstar Rajinikanth

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak met superstar Rajinikanth at his residence here on Friday. "Just had a very warm and friendly meeting with Rajinikanth, the Tamil superstar, at his home," Razak tweeted on Friday.
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He also shared a photo that features him along with the 66-year-old actor. Razak is in the city to receive an honorary doctorate from Thanjavur University. As part of his two-day visit, Razak is believed to have met Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami.
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According to sources close to Rajinikanth, he met Razak over breakfast at his residence. Razak became a fan of Rajinikanth during the latter's long stay in Malacca, Malaysia for the shoot of the 2016 film "Kabali".
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"When we were shooting for 'Kabali' in Malaysia, we were touched by the support Malaysian government extended to us. Due to our busy shooting schedule, I couldn't meet and thank him (Razak) in Malaysia. "When I learnt he was coming to Chennai, I invited him home. He accepted my invitation and came home. He even saw some portion of 'Kabali'," Rajinikanth told reporters here.
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Asked if the rumour that he was going to replace actor Shah Rukh Khan as the brand ambassador of Malaysian tourism was true, Rajinikanth trashed such reports.