Rajinikanth fans have long known that for the Tamil superstar, impossible is nothing. His daughter, Kochadaiiyaan director Soundarya Ashwin, knows this too. (Also read: "On Twitter, Rajinikanth Makes Supersize Debut )
Soundarya, who directed her father in a triple role in the animated film, told NDTV that jokes about her famous father are taken by the family in good spirit, as the tribute to the superstar they are meant to be. "Honestly I feel that there is a great respect in every Rajinikanth joke and it's only because my father can do the impossible and only he can. We take the jokes in a very positive way as a family because there is respect and my father is ultimate. He is the best. So, it's a compliment. Every joke I think is a compliment and only he can do the impossible and that is a fact," she said.
Soundarya also told NDTV that she didn't realize what having a superstar for a father meant till school. "I think star children in general are born into that atmosphere. We are born into that scenario when things are larger than life. My father was a superstar when he got married. So, when I was born that was the only thing I saw. But during school days, the way others spoke with us, that is the time when we start thinking and we start wondering about things and asking questions and then we realize the wow factor," Soundarya told NDTV.
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"I realized the wow factor of my dad then. I cannot recall when I started becoming his fan but I remember every first day, first show of him, I have been on the chair whistling and enjoying his films. So, I think, he is him. One thing everyone knows about him is not hidden. How he is at home and how he is at stage, how he is with everybody else, he is the most honest human being you can ever find so ya, I think I am blessed. I can say the world I am blessed ten thousand times and still I'll be saying I am blessed to be born to him," she added.
Rajinikanth, who just joined Twitter, co-stars with Deepika Padukone in the long-awaited Kochadaiiyaan which releases this Friday.