Offices in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu have declared August 10 as a holiday so employees can watch Tamil superstar Rajinikanth in his latest movie 'Jailer', releasing on the same day.
The decision came after offices across the state received a number of leave requests on the same day, it was revealed.
Two companies, UNO Aqua Care and SalemSurvey Group, declared August 10 as an official holiday, with the former even extending the priviledge to its branches in Chennai, Bangalore, Trichy, Tirunelveli, Chengalpattu, Mattuthavani, Arapalayam, and Alagappan Nagar.
According to UNO, this would solve the leave issue as well as discourage piracy.
A notice by Uno Aqua Care refers to Rajinikanth as the “only superstar for our grandfather, our father, our generation, our son and to our grandsons."
Meanwhile, an official note by SalemSurvey Group said the holiday is applicable for all its employees working in Chennai, Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Goa, Mumbai, and Odisha.
Both companies will also provide free movie tickets to its employees.
Written and directed by Nelson, Jailer also stars Jackie Shroff, Tamannaah Bhatia, Vasanth Ravi, Yogi Babu, Ramya Krishnan and Vinayakan.