Frenzied reception for Rajinikanth in north Bengal hills

Siliguri: A frenzied, thousand strong crowd wildly cheered and called out his name as Tamil superstar Rajinikanth stepped out of the airport terminal at Bagdogra near here on Wednesday on his first shooting assignment in the northern West Bengal hills.

Sporting a white linen kurta, the actor, who enjoys a demigod status in large parts of south India, had a tough time boarding the steel grey Fortuna car a few metres away, amid the thunderous cries and frantic bids to capture his movements on mobile camera.

Rajinikanth seemed bowled over by the reception.

“This is my first visit to northern West Bengal. I am sure, I will fall in love with the hills,” he said before leaving for Kurseong where he would stay for 37 days to shoot an as yet unnamed movie directed by popular Chennai based director Karthik Subbaraj.

Part of the shooting would be done in the internationally famous Himalayan tourist town Darjeeling, where Mount Hermon School and St. Pauls College would be among the locations.

In the hill town of Kurseong, the shooting site would be Christian Forest Rangers College.

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