By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: Sunday 10 am in Chennai was a special occasion. The music and trailer of the new Rajnakanth starrer Kochadaiyaan was launched in the presence of the mega-star himself.
Shah Rukh Khan flew into Chennai by a chartered flight as special guest. He was accompanied by Rajnikanth’s co-star Deepika Padukone.
However just when the music launch of Kochadaiyaan started Shah Rukh heard of his former Red Chillies’ CEO Bobby Chawla’s death.
Bobby, who was Juhi Chawla’s only sibling, had been in a coma since 2010. He was not just Shahrukh’s associate but also his close friend.
On hearing of his death at the the Kochadaiyaan event Shah Rukh was deeply shaken.
“He wanted to fly back immediately. But out of respect for Rajni Sir he stayed back till the end of the event and then rushed back in time for Sanjeev’s funeral at 4 pm on Sunday,” says a source from Chennai.