'Kaala' is imaginary, says Rajini's wife

'Kaala' is imaginary, says Rajini's wife

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth's wife Latha said on Thursday that Karikalan is just an imaginary role.

Latha's comments were delivered to pre-empt comparisons that are bound to happen between the real and reel Rajinikanth.

“Rajini's role in Kaala is just imaginary,” she told reporters after watching the movie. Comparison between the reel and real Rajini ruled the social media last week when the superstar said: “anti-social elements” intruded into the May 22 anti-Sterlite protests with people pointing to his film that talks about people's struggle.

On his part, Ranjith said the dialogues spoken by Rajinikanth in 'Kaala' cannot be compared to his real life. “The dialogues are part of the movie that deals with a particular subject. The movie demanded such dialogues,” Ranjith added.

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TamilRockers does it again

TamilRockers.com is one website that has been giving sleepless nights to producers ahead of their movie releases. And on Thursday, the website struck with impunity.

The website released 'Kaala' online at around 5.30 am and came under attack from Rajinikanth fans immediately. The torrent site is notorious for releasing new movies online coinciding with their theatre release, becoming the biggest nemesis of the Tamil film industry.

Several Rajinikanth fans took to Twitter to slam the administrators of the website and asked Tamil Film Producers' Council chief, actor Vishal, to take action. Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya, who is also a filmmaker, appealed to the people to watch 'Kaala' in theatres.

Tamil cinema has been trying to battle privacy for the past few years but in vain.

Thoothukudi victims

Rajinikanth's fans surprised everyone by observing two-minute silence before the screening of 'Kaala' in Thoothukudi for the victims of the anti-Sterlite protest.

At the Balakrishna Theatre in Thoothukudi, fans stood up from their seats and observed silence before the screening of the movie.

The gesture by Rajinikanth fans was welcomed by the people of the town that was hit by violence.

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