The once good friends are no longer on talking terms. What caused the rift is not known to many though. Read on to find out
Once upon a time Rajinikanth and K T Kunjumon were thick as thieves. However, their friendship went sour after the latter made a comment in public which was apparently misunderstood by Rajinikanth. So now you must be wondering what the comment was how it was misinterpreted and so on. Well, hear the story from the horse’s mouth.
So what comment had K T Kunjumon made? K T Kunjumon told a popular daily, “The world was stunned when the superstar Rajinikanth, suddenly announced in an event that he would act once in three years. I had in an interview to a Tamil weekly magazine said it was a wrong decision as his fans will be disappointed and said that Rajni must act in more films, at least yearly once. Auto drivers, bicycle rickshaw drivers, poor, rich with the all-party fans are desperate for a Rajini film. They save money and in their piggy bank to celebrate the release of Rajini film. Common man to an intellect, have placed Rajini in their hearts after MGR.”
Kunjumon added, “But unfortunately for me he misunderstood my statement and expressed this with unhappiness to late GV, as if I had made comments about him. This I came to know later. It consequently strained our relationship and he stopped speaking to me. But my love for him never changed.”
But K T Kunjumon is now happy that the Kochadaiiyaan actor is doing more films. He said, “I am now happy that what I said then has become true and real as we see Rajini films Kochadaiiyaan and now Lingaa have been announced. It is really refreshing to see young Rajini all over again. I also learn that now a great Director of mega movies, Mr. Shankar, who was introduced by me and became popular through my mega movie and super duper ‘Gentleman’, is going to direct yet another Rajini film.”
Though K T Kunjumon and Rajinikanth might not be the best of friends anymore, the former wishes the best for Rajinikanth. He says, “It is like that our prayers are answered that Rajini and making my wish true, is coming with film after film. We wish and pray that Rajini should give entertaining films, with good story to his fans and continue to be super Hero and act till 100 years of age to entertain his billions of fans, all over the world. My best wishes to Rajini and pray to God, that Rajini be blessed with the best of health and everything in life.”
Kunjumon also reminisces about his good old saya with Rajini. He told a popular daily, “I was enchanted and mesmerised by the unique style of Rajini’s and became lucky to be a good friend of Rajini’s. I had the pleasure of distributing Rajini’s films in Kerala. Our friendship was so deep that we used to sit and eat together during shooting breaks of Thangamagan and I had the privilege to have shared ideas.”