Superstar Rajinikanth and filmmaker Rakesh Roshan go a long way. Their association was cemented with the 1986 film "Bhagwaan Dada" that was directed by Hrithik Roshan's maternal grandfather J Om Prakash and produced by Rakesh Roshan . It was a film in which Hrithik, who was 12 then, had his first speaking part.
Over the last three decades Rakesh and Rajini have stayed in touch. As has been a practice for the last 30 odd-years, this year too the Bollywood filmmaker called the Tamil superstar to wish him on his birthday(December 12). Rajini thanked him for his good wishes. In turn, he also paid Hrithik a compliment. Said he, ``I have watched the Tamil ,Hindi and Telugu trailers of Kaabil and I simply loved it. I also think Hrithik is stupendous. Please tell him that I am eagerly awaiting the film.'' Kaabil is titled Balam in Telugu and Tamil . Rajinikanth also praised Rajesh Roshan for the music after having watched Kaabil Hoon and Haseeno ka Deewana songs.
Rakesh Roshan was overwhelmed with the compliment, as was Hrithik when he heard that the praise had come from the man himself. The second trailer of the film in which Hrithik teams up with Yami Gautam is out now. Kaabil is an incredible love story with immense emotion and mind boggling action in which Hrithik Roshan and his love interest Yami Gautam are playing a visually impaired (blind) couple.
Kaabil is directed by Sanjay Gupta and will release on Jan 25th 2017.