Superstar Rajinikanth is going to do a quickie for his mentor K Balachandar, to be directed by P Vasu before he starts Robot! In a sensational development, Rajinikanth has agreed in principle to do a film for KB's production company Kavithaalaya.
It is going to be a remake of the Malayalam super hit Katha Parayumbol released for Christmas in Kerala. The film is a light-hearted sentimental comedy that pulls at your heart strings and is about the deep friendship between a barber in a village and a superstar who comes to shoot a film there.
It is a hit because of its emotional story value and outstanding performances by Sreenivasan as the barber (he also is the writer and producer of the film along with actor Mukesh), Meena as his loving wife and mother of three children and Mammootty who is brilliant as the superstar.
Shankar’s magnum opus, his dream project Robot (its not spelled as Robo) has become a reality. Sources close to Rajnikanth has confirmed that Robot is going to be his next film!
Ayngaran International and Eros Multimedia are the producers of Robot. Speaking exclusively to Sify.com, Karunamoorthy, Chairman of Ayngaran International said: “ We are very happy to announce that superstar Rajnikanth, Shankar along with A.R Rahman are coming together again to make Robot, which is going to be made in four languages Tamil, Hindi, Telugu and English.”
Robot is going to be the most expensive film ever made in India. Ayngaran is expected to issue a press statement later today (Jan 5) to formally announce the film. The shoot of the film is likely to start in the summer of 2008, and it will be a dream come true for Shankar. The technicians who will work for the film will be chosen in the next few days while the rest of the star cast will be selected closer to the shoot.