'Superstar' Rajinikanth's Annaatthe released in theatres worldwide a week back as a grand Diwali treat has become a raging box office success and has once again proven the iconic actor's sheer star power. Directed by Viswasam fame Siva under the prestigious Sun Pictures banner, the mass masala rural action family drama also starring Keerthy Suresh, Nayanthara, Khushbu, Meena, Soori, Sathish, Jagapathi Babu among others is now reportedly the highest-grossing film at the Tamil Nadu box office on day 1 and continues to perform exceptionally well in the state and overseas markets. With the film out in theatres, there have been a wide range of reactions from fans and celebrities alike for Annaatthe and director Siva too has expressed his opinions on the feedback that has been coming in. 

In that light, Siva recently in an exclusive interview to Galatta opened up on how actor Ajith Kumar reacted to the news of him getting the opportunity to work with 'Superstar' Rajinikanth in Annaatthe. Siva said, "'Thala' Ajith sir is the main reason I got the opportunity to do Annaatthe. Viswasam, which was a blockbuster hit, was given to me by Ajith sir. He has always been there for me as a big support in my life, as an elder brother and one who has shown the right path, 'Thala' Ajith sir has been a boon in my life. Likewise, Rajini sir watched Viswasam and called me and that was the starting point for Annaatthe. After watching Viswasam, he wished me from the bottom of his heart and said that we would be doing a film soon after which I immediately called my parents, wife and team and told them what had happened. Even before going to meet Rajini sir, I told Ajith sir that I was going to meet him. Ajith sir extended his heartfelt wishes to me and said that the film I do with Rajini sir will become a massive success. That's Ajith sir for you. He's always a great person and I'm grateful to him for his affection towards me. In fact, Ajith sir said during the shooting of Vedalam that I should do a film with Rajini sir. I don't know why he said that then, but I suppose the stupendous victory of Annaatthe shows his foreseeing and love." 

Watch Siva speak about 'Thala' Ajith Kumar, 'Superstar' Rajinikanth, Annaatthe and more in the video below: