On the eve of Father's Day, Soundarya tells us why the Superstar is the 'best dad anyone could have'
In many ways, being Rajinikanth's daughter is a boon. And a bane. Especially, if you've indulged in a costly experiment featuring your Superstar dad that didn't quite work for many.
Like most other star kids, Soundarya Rajinikanth's entry into tinsel town was rather smooth, but the journey has been anything but that. She forayed into films as a producer in 2010 (Goa) but soon realised that direction was her calling. A host of announcements (Sultan and Rana) followed, after which Kochadaiyaan finally happened. The last two years have been hectic on the personal front. She became a mother ( her son Ved Krishna was born exactly a year after "my first baby Kochadaiyaan released"), read voraciously and began work on her next
In a no-holds-barred chat on the eve of Father's Day, she talks about her most special moments with Rajinikanth, directing him, and how she views Kochadaiyaan in hindsight.
It's been over two years since your film released. What's been happening with you since then?
It's been all about motherhood. Kochadaiyaan was released in May 2014 — and my son, Ved Krishna, was born in May 2015. After the movie, it has been all about calming down and relaxing.
What have you learnt from that project?
I learnt so much; the way the industry works, the way people are. It was a tough film to execute — and it was my debut. After the film, both my parents said, 'Just calm down a bit.' I had my baby; my son, he just turned one. You'll hopefully see a lot of me soon.
How do you view the film in hindsight, as a fan of Rajinikanth?
It will always be my baby — every second of that film will always be a part of me. Honestly, there were mixed reactions about the output, which I completely understand. When we kept saying that it was like The Adventures of Tintin and Avatar, we were referring to the technology and not the output.
Why do you think it didn't click with a majority of the audiences?
I think Indian audiences still want to see real people on screen, rather than just animation. Also, my script was too realistic; there was no element of fantasy in it. Take Avatar, for example, in which they created a new world. Thor created a new planet. I didn't have something like that in Kochadaiyaan; it became a realistic war drama.
So, given a chance to do it again, what would you do?
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