Sri Lanka rolls out red carpet to Rajinikanth

There were reports recently that the Government of Sri Lanka has rejected permission to Superstar Rajinikanth. But Namal Rajapaksa, son the country’s president Rajapaksa took to his Twitter page to deny it as a mere rumor.

Namal said in a tweet: “News about #Indian veteran actor #Rajnikanth’s visa to enter #Srilanka been denied is nothing but a rumor.”

He added: “Both my father and I, like the many other Sri Lankan’s islandwise are huge fans of his films. If he wishes to visit #lka there will be no hindrances.”

Tweeting in Tamil, he said, “நடிகர் #Rajinikanth இலங்கை வருவதில் எந்தத் தடையுமில்லை, அது பற்றிய வதந்திகளில் எந்த உண்மையுமில்லை. நானும் எனது தந்தையாரும் திரு. ரஜினிகாந்த் திரைப்படங்களின் பெரும் ரசிகர்கள். அவர் இலங்கை வர விரும்பினால் நிச்சயம் வரலாம், ஒரு தடையுமில்லை.”

Last week, Sri Lanka’s Northern Province former Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran met Rajinikanth at his Poes Garden residence and discussed the issues pertaining to the Tamils living in the country. Following the meet, the Sri Lankan leader extended an invite to Superstar to visit the country.

On the film front, Rajinikanth is busy shooting for his untitled film with director Siva. Produced by Sun Pictures, the film also has Khushbu, Meena, Keerthy Suresh, Sathish and Soori in pivotal characters.