Tamil superstar Rajinikanth gets invite to film Kabali sequel in Malaysia

Mr Najib posing for a photo with Mr Rajinikanth at the latter's home.
Mr Najib posing for a photo with Mr Rajinikanth at the latter's home.PHOTO: FACEBOOK PAGE OF NAJIB RAZAK

CHENNAI • Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has invited iconic Tamil actor Rajinikanth to film the sequel of his hugely successful film Kabali in Malaysia.

Datuk Seri Najib, on an official visit to India to mark 60 years of diplomatic relations between the countries, dropped by the south Indian star's Chennai home last Friday.

They took a photo together, which Mr Rajinikanth shared.

"I am extremely happy to have met an excellent, friendly and warm person today, the Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia," he tweeted.

Mr Rajinikanth had expressed his desire to meet Mr Najib when he was in Malaysia last year to shoot parts of his hit movie.

Mr Najib said his offer was part of a strategy to market Malaysia's beauty and uniqueness to tourists from India and increase arrivals from the country.

"I see the prospect of national tourism being more widely marketed in this country and that is why, I went to meet Rajinikanth and offer him to film the sequel of Kabali in Malaysia. What I saw in the film feature was the beauty of the country," he said, adding that he received a positive reply from the actor.

BERNAMA, THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 02, 2017, with the headline 'Tamil superstar Rajinikanth gets invite to film Kabali sequel in Malaysia'. Print Edition | Subscribe