Najib hangs out with Tamil superstar Rajinikanth in India

Datuk Seri Najib Razak in a selfie with Rajinikanth. — Picture from twitter.com/@NajibRazak
Datuk Seri Najib Razak in a selfie with Rajinikanth. — Picture from twitter.com/@NajibRazak

KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 — On an official trip to India this week, Datuk Seri Najib Razak has paid iconic Tamil cinema superstar Rajinikanth a visit at the latter’s home there.

The prime minister posted a selfie of himself with the famous South Indian actor at his home in Chennai, India on his social media accounts this afternoon.

“Just had a very warm and friendly meeting with Mr Rajnikanth the Tamil superstar at his home,” he tweeted on his official Twitter account @NajibRazak.

Tamil film legend Rajinikanth, 65, was in Malaysia last year to film his blockbuster movie Kabali, together with Malaysian actors such as Datuk Rosyam Nor and Norman Hakim.

Malaysia also received a special version of the film with a different ending, after the National Film Censorship Board requested for a moral lesson at the end that crime does not pay.

Najib is on a six-day offical visit to India, which commemorates the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

He arrived in Chennai yesterday and was due to fly into the capital city of New Delhi later today, will visit Rajasthan's capital, Jaipur, on Sunday to explore business and investment opportunities for Malaysian companies.

Najib is expected to sign at least five projects worth more than US$5.3 billion (RM23.32 billion) during the visit, including the proposed development of an urea and ammonia manufacturing plant in Malaysia.