Superstar Rajinikanth attended the 50th-day celebration of Y Gee Mahendran's play, Charukesi, in Chennai. The show was successful and he hailed the performances of the cast and cre2.
Speaking at the event, Rajinikanth said, "In 1975, when I went to see the play Ragasiyam Parama Ragasiyam, I was not allowed in. But now I am here as the special guest at the 50th show of Charukesi. This is all an act of time. Popular actors including Nagesh, Jayalalithaa, Cho, Visu, etc., are from the UAA theater troupe. It is a very disciplined troupe with many educated people and experts from various fields. Had Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji Ganesan been alive, 'Charukesi' play would have been another 'Vietnam Veedu.'As far as this drama is concerned, the story, screenplay, characters, and dialogues are all well-placed. The cinema industry has not used an actor like Y Gee Mahendra to his full potential. I am confident that this play will be a huge success when it is made into a film. Vasanth will write the screenplay which will add more strength to the film."
Speaking about his wife, Rajinikanth said, "Y Gee Mahendra was the main reason for my marriage. At one point in my life, I was almost addicted to smoking, drinking, and non-vegetarian foods. I used to feel pity for vegetarians. It was my wife Latha who changed me with love." He also urged everyone to quit their bad habits to lead a healthy life.