Superstar Rajinikanth thinks he has not progressed as an actor

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 18, 2019, 11.03 AM(IST)

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As Rajinikanth gets ready for release of his upcoming film 'Darbar', he spoke about his acting journey and love for Amitabh Bachchan. 

Rajinikanth thinks he has not made any progress in his style of acting. 

As he gets ready for the release of his upcoming film ‘Darbar’ that pitches him as a stylish and charming cop, the superstar revealed, "I don't see any progress in my acting. In the beginning of our career, we all feel a little shy and nervous but as you work more, it increases your confidence. I think acting mainly depends on the director and how he extracts acting from an actor."

The trailer launch of ‘Darbar’ saw other actors like Suniel Shetty and Prateik Babbar, that play important roles in the film. The film is directed by AR Murugadoss. It has Santosh Sivan as cinematographer and music by Anirudh Ravichander with singer Armaan Malik.

Popularly referred to as ‘Thalaiva’, Rajinikanth said, "I also feel that reacting to a situation or your co-actors' dialogues is what acting is about. Some actors are natural, and some are spontaneous. I don't see any change in my acting when I look back at my career."

When asked at the trailer launch about his inspiration, he said, "I have said this many times. It is Amitabh Bachchan. He is my inspiration. He inspires me not only in front of the camera but off screen, too.”

On his fondest memory with Amitabh Bachchan, Rajinikanth said, "There are many moments. He loves me. A few years back in Chennai, he told me, 'after turning 60, you should be careful of three things: Do exercise regularly, be busy and do whatever you want without bothering about what people say. The third thing he told me is, 'don't enter politics'."

"I have followed his first two advices but the third thing, I couldn't follow because of the circumstances. So, I have learnt so many things from him. People say I do comedy and other characters very well but I have learnt it from Amitji," he added.

Rajinikanth announced last year that he would soon enter politics and it is said that he will confirm the same before 2021 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly elections. 

Meanwhile his film, ‘Darbar’ is scheduled to release on January 10 in clash with Ajay Devgn’s ‘Tanhaji’ and Deepika Padukone’s ‘Chhapaak’.