Chennai: 'Superstar' Rajinikanth on Friday expressed happiness over the positive audience response to his latest film Petta and warmly complimented its producer and director for the success.
"First, I express my New Year and Pongal greetings to one and all. I came to know that it (Petta) is liked by everyone. Very happy for that. The credit should go to Sun Pictures (film producer), Karthik Subbaraj (director) and his unit," the 69-year-old actor told reporters outside his Poes Garden house late Thursday night after returning from the United States.
"My job is to make them (fans) happy. That is very important. I am happy that they are happy. As I said earlier, the credits should go to Karthik Subbaraj. He made sure that he got the best from me in every shot, every scene," Rajini said.
Asked about his political plans, the actor simply lifted his hands in 'vanakkam' and withdrew into the house.
Petta hit screens worldwide amid much fanfare Thursday with two fan couples in Tamil Nadu even choosing the occasion to get married at the theatres screening the film. Another fan pierced his skin in a ritual offering special prayers for the success of the movie that has music scored by Anirudh.
Besides Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqi and Vijay Sethupathy, the film's star cast includes actresses Simran and Trisha and actor-director Sasikumar.
Petta, meaning 'the local stronghold', released along with the Ajith-Nayanthara starrer 'Viswasam' directed by Siva.