One of the reasons that Superstar Rajinikanthdecided to attend the Kumki audio launch was to thank his fans for supporting him through his recuperation. "I wanted to see you all in person and convey my regards," he said, "I owe it to all of you. It's because of you (the fans) that I'm standing here and talking."
When the actor had come down from Singapore post his treatment, hundreds had gathered in the airport. A lot of media men, fans and policemen blocked his car's journey forward and Rajini had to patiently sit inside and try to get out. "Rajini was pleasantly surprised by the turnout at the airport, considering that his flight landed late in the night," said a source back then.
April 29 will remain an unforgettable day for fans of the actor as it was on that day last year that he kickstarted his film, Rana, with a lot of fanfare, only to be admitted in a city hospital later that evening.