Following the huge box-office success of Sivaji-The Boss, director Shankar has again roped in Rajnikanth for his next film, the Rs 1 billion-sci-fi film Robot.
The Britain-based Ayngran International, which has distributed more than 1,500 Indian films, and Eros Multimedia, distributors of films like Munnabhai MBBS,will produce the film. It will see the sure-fire combination of Rajnikanth and AR Rahman with Shankar.
The film will be in three languages, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Speculation was that Shah Rukh Khan would play the lead role but now producers have confirmed it will be Rajnikanth, south India's darling.
The cast and crew is being finalised, a release from the producers said on Monday.
Director Shankar has been dreaming of making Robot for a long time, with a big budget.
"Robot will be the grandest and most entertaining film ever made in Indian cinema and be produced in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi and be a high-tech film with the use of the state-of-the-art technology," the release said.