Robotic Rajnikanth? That's what ace-director Shankar is planning to make of the superstar. Even as fervid fans continue to queue up to watch Shivaji - The Boss , which was released in June 2007, Shankar has signed up with Rajnikanth and music director A R Rehman for the next mega-budget film, Robot .
Ayngaran International and Eros multimedia, which would jointly produce the film, promise to make it even more attractive calling it a "hi-tech film" that would be made using "state-of-art technology". Sources in the film industry said the director is still in the process of finalizing the other cast and technicians.
"We are trying for someone like Deepika Padukone or Priyanka Chopra to co-star with Rajni. Nothing is official as yet. The film is expected to have a lot of graphics and new techniques. Most of the film would be shot abroad," said a source.
So will the film too cross the Rs 80 crore budget? "Going by the present plan it looks like it. It could touch at least Rs 100 crore," he said. The filmmakers will borrow techniques from renowned film-makers abroad and introduce them to the Indian film industry. The shooting will commence soon. Eros International, which had won the distribution rights for films including Munna Bhai MBBS , Om Shanti Om and Partner will join hands with Aygran, the pioneers in Tamil film distribution.