Delivering his special speech at the function, Rajini said: "Shivaji is the important film in my career. I must thank our Chief Minister Kalaignar, former Chief Ministers Jayalalithaa and Chandrababu Naidu for their magnanimous support and praises on this film. They are never annoyed either by me or by the film for some political issues raised in the film.
After watching, the movie in the preview show, my mentor K Balachander said, “I can't just believe your performance. It [an error occurred while processing this directive]is really fantastic' I replied him, “After Moondru Mudichu, I got a fantastic director like you in this film". Don't mistake me for telling this. I never under estimate any other directors, who worked with me for my earlier movies. The way Shankar handled me in Shivaji is remembers me the days of Moondru Mudichu with KB. Shankar is really a skillful person like the epic Ekhaliva!"
The actor further said, "I performed Sanghiyoga for a long time. Kapilamuni, who taught this art of yoga to the world says, "One should aspire to reach a goal and collect all the sources to fulfill the same. After collecting everything, he should execute the sources properly. It will give good out put. Don't try to keep all the output to yourself. Keep a portion for you and share the remaining to all. If you try to keep all for you, your body must be spoiled" – It is the simple logic of my life.
First one must have some basic qualification to aspire on a thing. Don't try to purchase a car with the source only enough to purchase a bicycle. One should ready to do anything to reach his goal. Once he fixed his target, then he must be firm on that and never compromise for anything and assembling the right persons at any cost to reach this goal. Shankar is the person like that"
The actor shared his experience with Sree Sai Baba also in the function. "I have tried many times to invite Baba to my house. He simply says like the great leader Kamarajar, Aagattum Parkkalam and I have forgotten the matter. But last year Baba visited our CM's house even without any prior notice. Researches or logics are not applicable to God and spiritual things. Somebody hates God, but God loves them. Like that, the almighty loves our Chief Minister a lot"
On his next project, the Superstar confirmed the recent reports appeared in the media. He said, "I will do a film for my mentor K Balachander . It will be the next movie and the announcement will come soon. After this Sultan - The Warrior, directed by my daughter will hit the screen. I will do Robot only after these two projects. I have some more projects also. But I will tell about those projects on appropriate time"
"Many have thoughts that just now I discussed about Robot with Shankar. No… It was discussed by us in 2002 itself. But it took almost 5 years to take its full shape… Definitely Robot will become a great film in the history of Indian Cinema, I hopes…" says the superstar.