One of the best kept secrets about ‘Annamalai‘, a blockbuster film starring Superstar Rajnikanth and Kushboo, is out. As per the initial plan, the name of the character Kushboo played in the film was Kushboo itself, but it was changed as Subbulakshmi later.
“Because, whenever Rajnikanth sir and others called me Kushboo in front of the camera, I used to laugh uncontrollably. At one point of time, the director and others felt it would be apt only if the name is changed. And my character was rechristened as Subbu aka Subbulakshmi,” she says.
Kushboo adds: “Even if you get a chance to watch Annamalai now, you could notice in most of the scenes Rajnikanth sir calling me as Kushboo, which was changed in the dubbing as Subbu. I could not forget the experience.”
On who will be the next Superstar of Tamil cinema, Kushboo says, “No one. Because Rajnikanth sir did not become an MGR or Sivaji. He laid a path for himself. Like that, the next generation top stars will make it big in their own way.”