“When we were doing Kabali shooting in Malaysia we were there for two months, they extended extremely good cooperation so I tried to meet him there but he was so busy I couldn’t meet him there, it happens that he is here in Chennai and I called him for tea and he graciously accepted my invitation.
“And he was here he saw the Kabali clips also and he saw the picture and he liked and asked to make more pictures there in Malaysia,” said Rajinikanth.
Rajinikanth has however denied that Malaysia will be having him as a brand ambassador, stating that those are just rumours.
When questioned by a reporter in Chennai if it was true that the Malaysian government was interested in roping him in as a brand ambassador, he declined the comment and stated that those are just rumours.
“No, no those are just rumours,” said the famous south Indian actor.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak met with the actor at his home in Chennai.
Prime Minister then posted on his Facebook page, a selfie of Rajinikanth and himself, as well as one of them in a conversation.
“Who doesn’t know Rajinikanth? Happy to meet the superstar in person today,” said Najib in the caption of the pictures.
According to Indian news website The Telegraph, Najib and his wife have put in a request for meeting the actor whose 2016 blockbuster Kabali was shot almost entirely in Malaysia with only a few scenes in Chennai, Hong Kong and Bangkok.
“Malaysia’s first couple became Rajinikanth fans during the actor’s long stay in Malacca for the production of Kabali,” the report said.