After the stupendous success of their earlier project Sivaji-The Boss, film director Shankar's Rs 100 crore multi-lingual dream project Robot, a sci-fi movie, has finally found its protoganist in superstar Rajnikanth.
The trio of Shankar-Rajnikanth and musician A R Rahman will once again join hands for the project whose rest of the cast and crew are being finalised, a release from the producers said here today. Ayngran International and Eros Multimedia will produce it.
Robot has been Shankar's dream project and the industry had been buzzing about it for some time, with talks of even the 'Badshah of Bollywood' Shah Rukh Khan coming forward to produce it under his banner, Red Chillies Entertainment, and also donning the lead role. However, Khan later backed away from the project.
Speculation was also rife that `Ultimate Star' Ajith Kumar, fresh from his success of the Tamil remake Billa, may be roped in by the ace dirctor as the hero for the film.
"Robot will be the grand and entertaining film ever made in Indian cinema and will be produced in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi and will be a high-tech film with the use of the state-of-the-art technology," the release claimed.
However, there is no mention of the date of release as the concept is still in nascent stages, with the female lead and others including the technical crew yet to be finalised
The budget for the film is believed to be Rs 100 crore, outdoing Sivaji's Rs 80 crore.