Darjeeling: West bengal tourism minister Gautam Deb met superstar Rajnikanth on Thursday. Mamata Banerjee sent her message “best wishes” to the superstar through state tourism minister Gautam Deb.
Gautam Deb said the shooting was taking place smoothly and the film team was happy with the help extended by the district administration.
Gautam Deb also added that before arrival, Rajnikanth had spoken to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that he had come here along with her wishes. Deb said: “I told him that Bollywood is taking interest in the region and Anurag Basu shoot his film Barfi! Here. A lot of regional films are also shot here.”
Rajinikanth, shooting for the first time in Bengal, also said he was happy to be in the land of “Ramakrishna Paramhamsa, Vivekananda, Subash Chandra Bose, Rabindranath Tagore”.
I am surprised there are so many beautiful locations here but it has not been explored. Through this picture (film), the whole country will know this place and everything and (everyone) will explore it,” said Rajinikanth.