The latest info on superstar Rajinikanth’s upcoming film Kochadaiyan is that actress Asin is said to be in talks to play Rajini’s heroine in the film. A fortnight back, Rajini’s younger daughter Soundarya announced that she would be directing the film Kochadaiyan with Rajini playing the lead. It was also announced that noted director K.S. Ravikumar would be penning the story, screenplay and dialogues besides ‘supervising’ the direction.
The film, which would be a full-length 3-D film, is planned to be filmed using the ‘motion capturing’ technique followed widely in Hollywood films like Avatar. In this period flick, Rajini plays the celebrated Pandiya King Kochadaiyan. The lanky Anushka Shetty a.k.a. Anushka was said to be the first choice to play Rajini’s heroine but unfortunately, Anushka’s prior commitments to star in other Tamil films didn’t allow her to spare dates for Rajini.
Amid rumours that Deepika Paudkone would be cast in the film, it is now said that Asin is in the reckoning to play the heroine. Readers may recall that the stunning Deepika was signed up as Rajini’s heroine in the film Rana whose shooting is likely to commence only in August next year. Deepika is said to be ‘heart-broken’ by the delay in the commencement of the shoot of Rana.
Asin has a couple of Bollywood movies on her hands and hasn’t taken up any Tamil film after her Kaavalan which released early this year. Given the huge clamour among popular heroines to pair up opposite Rajini, it is expected that Asin might agree to play the heroine opposite Rajini. Sneha would be playing Rajini’s sister in the film which has music by A.R. Rahman. Peter Hain would be the stunt choreographer of the film.
Details about the other actors and actresses and technicians would soon be announced.