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".
"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.