While confirmation of Deepika Padukone starring in Rajinikanth's film Kochadaiyaan makes headlines, the second poster of the film has finally been released. Tamil superstar Rajinikanth will return with Kochadaiyaan, which will be the directorial debut of his daughter Soundarya Ashwin Rajinikanth.
Deepika Padukone, who will be playing the lead opposite Rajini in the film, was also roped in to star opposite him in Rana, but the film has been put on hold owing to Rajini's ill health. She apparently turned down a role in Race 2 for this film, much to the anger of the producers.
Kochadaiyaan will be a hi-tech 3D film and will be the first with performance capturing technology to be produced in India. James Cameron's mega hit Avatar and Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tintin were made with the same technology.
KS Ravikumar has written the story, screenplay and dialogue. He will also be the directorial supervisor for Kochadaiyyan.
The film is being co-produced by Eros International and Mediaone Global Entertainment Limited. The work is progressing at a fast pace and the is scheduled for release in August 2012.
In May, the 60-year-old Rajnikanth developed health problems and was flown to Singapore for treatment. Due to his illnes, his Rana was stalled and the matinee idol is expected to shoot for KS Ravikumar's film after finishing Kochadaiyaan.
Rana is also being produced by his daughter Soundarya's production company Ochre Studios.
The first look poster of the film saw Rajinikanth sporting a muscular look.