It has been only about six months since Rajinikanth’s Robot (Enthiran) released and news of the film’s sequel is already doing the rounds. Director Shankar is expected to start work on the script after he wraps up the Tamil-Telugu remake of the Aamir Khan-hit, 3 Idiots.
Special effects technician V Srinivas Mohan, who won his third National Award for Robot, confirms the news. “Shankar sir is busy at the moment, but after he wraps up his current project, we will speak about it. Of course, Rajni sir will be back, if and when Robot returns.”
Srinivas also worked with Rajinikanth on Sivaji — The Boss and won a National Award for it as well. He is currently assisting the special effects team for the superstar’s movie, Rana, which is being produced by his daughter Soundarya and Eros, and directed by KS Ravikumar.
The film’s shoot recently came to a standstill when the south star fell ill and had to be rushed to the hospital. He is expected to resume work in a few weeks.
Since Rana is a period-drama-action film, what kind of special effects does Srinivas plan to create? “The script will decide that. Shankar sir partially shot Robot 10 years ago with Preity Zinta and Kamal Haasan. No one would have expected the various sequences that became part of the film eventually,” says the technician, who will be addressing the CGT Expo in the city on the weekend.
“As and when the scenes are ready, I will help Soundarya’s team create everything that’s just a figment of imagination right now.”