After a promising start at the box office, Rajinikanth’s latest film Lal Salam earned 3.00 crores on its second day according to a Sacnilk Report. The film, which marks the directorial comeback of Aishwarya Rajinikanth (Rajinikanth’s daughter), accumulated ₹3.55 crore on its first day across all languages. Lal Salam revolves around the intertwined themes of cricket and religion, showing how the people of a village politicize this beloved sport. The total earning of the film now stands at Rs 6.55 crore.
On the day of Lal Salaam’s release, Rajinikanth shared a heartfelt message on X (formerly known as Twitter) for his daughter Aishwarya Rajinikanth. Along with a picture of him and Aishwarya, the Tamil cinema icon shared his feelings. The picture captures Rajinikanth sitting on a wheelchair while Aishwarya stands behind him. Written in Tamil, the note read: “My anbu salaam to my beloved ‘mother’ Aishwarya. I pray to the Almighty that your film Lal Salaam becomes a huge success.” Rajinikanth tagged Aishwarya in the post and inserted the hashtag ‘Lal Salaam’.
In a recent conversation with NDTV, Aishwarya Rajinikanth shared her thoughts on the experience of working with her father, Rajinikanth in Lal Salaam. She said: “I think for any filmmaker it’s a dream come true. This happened because it was never in my carts, I never imagined it in the wildest of my dreams. So obviously it’s a big surreal moment when you say action and cut for the first time. Extremely emotional as a daughter, extremely surreal as a director. And overall a blessing. Every day he was on set was like a mini master class.”