An ardent devotee of saint Raghavendra, superstar Rajinikanth visited the Mantralayam Temple in Andhra on Tuesday.
He first offered his prayers at the Machalamma Devi temple before proceeding to the Sri Raghavendra Swamy temple to worship. After a special pooja by the star, he performed dhyana for nearly half an hour.
Sri Subudhendra Tirtha, Peethadhipathi of the Mantralayam mutt, felicitated Rajinikanth during this visit and presented him with a memento. According to reports, he spent a lot time in the mutt interacting with the swamis.
Rajinikanth, known to be a Raghavendra devotee, had starred in a film about the saint in 1985. Titled as Sri Raghavendrar, the film was directed by noted directed SP Muthuraman. Incidentally, it happened to be the superstarâ€™s 100th film.
The superstar is currently busy with the release of the magnum opus 2.O. The film, which is in the post production mode, is being directed by Shankar and is touted to be one of the costliest films ever to be made in Indian cinema. It is produced by A Subhaskaranâ€™s Lyca Prodcutions on a budget of Rs. 450 crores.
2.O, the sequel to the 2010 hit movie Endhiran, stars Akshay Kumar playing the baddie with Amy Jackson as the female lead. While Rajinikanth will be seen playing the characters Dr. Vaseegaran and Robot Chitti, Akshay Kumar will be seen as Dr. Richard.
The star cast also includes Sudhanshu Pandey, Adil Hussain, Kalabhavan Shajohn and Riyaz Khan. AR Rahman has composed the tunes for this flick with Nirav Shah cranking the camera.
Other than this film, the star is also busy with the Pa Ranjith directorial Kaala which is slated to hit the silver screens later next year. In the film, being produced by Dhanush, the superstar plays a slum-lord-turned-gangster and he will also have lines in Hindi and Marathi. The film is tipped to be made as a Tamil-Hindi bilingual and will be dubbed in Telugu. The project marks the reunion of director Pa. Ranjith with Rajinikanth after Kabali.