Speaking at the occasion, Rajinikanth said that Ambareesh knows that smoking is injurious to health but he is not willing to quit the habit. On his turn, Shatrughan Sinha recalled how they (Rajini, Ambi and him) had set the stylish era of smoking. But he bid goodbye to the habit several years ago and now the Tamil superstar has also given up smoking. However, he suggested the Rebel Star to quit it on this World No Tobacco Day.
On the special occasion, Rajinikanth also claimed that he had gone to watch Ambareesh's first film Nagarahavu. What had impressed him in the film was Ambi's trick of throwing cigarette and putting it between his lips. The South Indian superstar, who is known for his idiosyncratic style, added that he loved the scene and he aped it in one of his movies.