Now, a tussle over Rajinikanth's biopic
Even as Rajinikanth's Rana is put on hold due to his ill-health, there seems to be a tussle over who will make the biopic on him. The fight is between Rajinikanth's daughter and Salman Khan's brother-in-law.bollywood Updated: Sep 27, 2011 19:27 IST
While Rajinikanth's film Rana may be put on hold due to his ill-health, there seems to be a tussle over who will make the biopic on the actor himself. The fight is between Rajinikanth's daughter Soundarya and Salman Khan's brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri.
Initially, there were rumours that Salman Khan would be playing the South-Indian legend though Agnihotri squashed these rumours eventually.
“First of all, Salman Khan was never a part of the film. The moment the author (who has rights of the biopic) approached me with the idea of translating it into a movie, we decided for a Tamil release,” Agnihotri told Daily Bhaskar. He added that they had been looking for a 'Southern actor' for the role throughout.
As far as rights to the film were concerned, Agnihotri said, "I had spoken to his daughter Soundarya over the phone and informed about the big step of transforming the book into a Tamil film. So again, we left no space for them to get angry or something.”
“Moreover, the man who had the rights of the film had approached us with a reference of one of our cinematographers. So, we had nothing to worry about,” he added.
Soundarya, however, had a different story to tell. "I've tried to contact Atul Agnihotri, but I haven't got any response. We have not authorised anyone to do a biopic on my father. We reserve our rights on this matter," she told Mid-Day.
Well, we're not certain who will be making the film finally, but we're certainly awaiting the film on the legendary actor to hit the floors soon.