A couple of days ago, Superstar Rajinikanth shared the statement on his social media page about why October 15 is an important occasion in his life. He cited his Dadasaheb Phalke Award as the first reason and the second being his second daughter Soundarya's professional update. He revealed that Soundarya was the idea behind a voice-based social media platform called Hoote. Since Rajinikanth was in New Delhi to receive the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award, he couldn't be physically present at the app's launch. Soundarya launched the app with her dad Rajinikanth's first voice note wishing them success.
During the launch, Soundarya revealed that Rajinikanth was the inspiration behind the app. She said, "During the shooting of Annaatthe, Appa was in Hyderabad and we were about to make an important decision. Appa used to send messages, but one time, he sent a Whatsapp voice note of a very important decision. When I heard his voice, I realized how lifeless a simple text is. This was the inspiration behind Hootie." Rajinikanth shared his second Hootie in which he can be heard dedicating his Dadasaheb Phalke Award to his mentor K Balachander, elder brother Sartanarayana Rao Gaikwad and his friend and bus driver, Raj Bahadur.