L Balaji admires Rajni

Laxmipathy Balaji is a popular cricketer and a familiar face among all sport-lovers. But guess what, he is Rajnikanth’s ardent fan.

In an interview, he said, ‘First-day first-show for a Rajni movie was a must for me as a schoolboy. Once, my friend

s and I tried to get into the first show of his movie Veera. We went to Rohini theatre in Chennai and saw thousands waiting outside. Luckily we had a friend who worked with a Rajni fan club. He managed to get us tickets and take us in. I still remember the first half hour of the movie: everything that Rajni did or said made the fans go berserk. It was such an electrifying experience and it still gives me goosebumps’.