Najib Razak has offered Tamil film star Rajinikanth to film the sequel of “Kabali” in Malaysia.
The Malaysian prime minister said he conveyed this in a meeting with the hugely popular Indian film actor and director in Chennai.
Najib said the offer was part of a strategy to market Malaysia’s beauty and uniqueness to tourists from India and increase tourist arrivals from that country.
“I see the prospect of national tourism being more widely marketed in this country and that is why, I went to meet Rajinikanth and offer him to film the sequel of ‘Kabali’ in Malaysia.
“What I saw in the film feature was the beauty of the country,” he said, adding that he received a positive response from the actor over the offer.
Najib said Tamil Nadu’s new chief minister Edappati Palaniswami gave an assurance of cooperation to ensure the Kuala Lumpur-Tamil Nadu relations were taken to a higher level.
He said the visit also opened up more prospects for investment, with the 23 industry pioneers representing various sectors met today, showing interest to expand to Malaysia.
Among the sectors with potential were medicine, education and aerospace, added the prime minister.
He said Tamil Nadu also offered Malaysian companies an opportunity to invest there, especially in the Free Trade Zone in Chennai.