When it comes to Rajinikanth, it doesn’t seem odd that a special flight be decked with the superstar’s image so that fans can be flown to see the first day, first show of Kabali in Chennai. And that is exactly what has happened. The Tamil gangster movie, which has been written and directed by Pa Ranjith was scheduled to release on July 15, but there are reports that suggest it may be postponed to July 22. “The exact reason is still unknown but the makers are most likely to push the release by a week. The film will now release on July 22. As soon as the censor is done, the makers will officially announce the release date,” a source from the film’s unit told reporters.

Coming back to the special aircraft, the promotional activity has been organised by the Malaysian carrier Air Asia, which is the official partner of the film, and keeping in-line with the same, Air Asia is working on this Kabali-themed aircraft

Air Asia released photographs of the special aircraft on Twitter. The tweet from the official handle of the airline acrrier read: “For all #Thalaivar fans! #Kabali is all set to paint the skies red with us. @superstarrajini @vcreations @amarabrol”.

The plane’s exterior has a huge image of Rajinikanth as the Malaysian gangster Don Kabali, along with the name Rajini Star and the name of the film branded all across the body of the aircraft. The movie also stars Radhika Apte opposite the southern superstar.

The flight is being readied to fly fans from Bengaluru to Chennai for the first day, first show of Rajinikanth’s Kabali. The flight will connect 10 other cities, including Bengaluru, New Delhi, Goa, Pune and Kochi.

Recently the film’s hit song ‘Nerupuda’ (meaning ‘it’s fire’), composed by Santhosh Narayanan, was released online, and was an instant hit. Also starring Radhika Apte, Kishore, Kalaiarasan, Dinesh, Ritwika, Dhansikaa and Winston Chao, the film is expected to release in over 2000 screens worldwide