Rajini promotes 'Kaala' among Telugu audience

Rajinikanth with Kaala producer Dhanush.

Hyderabad: Superstar Rajinikanth has said he was confident that his latest film Kaala, scheduled to be released worldwide 7 June, would be appreciated by the Telugu audience as well.

Rajinikanth, who was speaking at a pre-release event for Kaala here last night, complimented the film's director, Pa Ranjith, music director Santosh Narayanan and lead actors Huma Qureshi, Eeswari Rao and others for their good work.

"Ranjith presents a commercial film artistically with a mix of reality," he said.

The Kaala star said his son-in-law and actor Dhanush, who is the producer of the film, proved that "he is not only a good artiste but also a good producer".

Tracing his career in Telugu films beginning with Antuleni Katha in 1978, Rajinikanth said he is lucky to get equal love from the Telugu viewers. There was a break in his film career in Telugu after he did about 15-20 films, but it resumed with actor-producer Mohan Babu's Telugu film Peda Rayudu in the 1990s, he said.

Recalling that he used to take the blessings of N T Rama Rao whenever he visited Hyderabad, he said he missed the legendary actor now.

"I miss him (NTR) a lot now. I remember NTR now. You know why," he said.

He also remembered veteran Telugu film director, late Dasari Narayana Rao, for the love he showered on him.