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Kochadaiyaan is expected to be shot with motion capture in 3D.
Rajini made his debut as an actor in the National Film Award–winning motion picture Apoorva Raagangal (1975), directed by K Balachander.
Within a few years of his career, he became the superstar of Tamil cinema and continue to be so.
His mannerisms and stylised delivery of dialogue in films contribute to his mass popularity and appeal.
After being paid Rs. 26 crore (US$5.9 million) for his role in Sivaji (2007), he became the highest paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan.
Rajinikanth has worked in over 150 films across various film industries of India.
Rajinikanth worked with P Vasu for Kuselan, in which he played an extended cameo role as himself, a star in the Indian film industry.
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Kuselan is a remake of the Malayalam film Kadha Parayumbol.
Tamil superstar Rajnikanth turned 62 on Monday as his fans organised special prayers and various welfare activities to mark the birthday of their thalaivar (leader).
The actor, recuperating from a kidney ailment, was away from the city and taking rest at an undisclosed location, sources close to Rajnikanth said.
The Sivaji star, who started as a bus conductor and discovered by veteran director and Dadasaheb Phalke award recipient K Balachander, Rajnikanth later scaled new heights in Tamil cinema.
While the early part of his career was marked by negative roles, the actor proved his acting mettle in challenging roles too, such as in Aarilirinthu Arubathu Varai and Mullum Malarum.
Originally named Sivaji Rao Gaekwad, Rajnikanth later took to the action route, with his inimitable style and gimmicks striking an instant chord with the younger audience.
Rajnikanth has churned out some of the biggest hits of Tamil cinema and has worked with biggest stars and directors like Kamal Hassan, Mammotty, Maniratnam and Balachander.
However, this year the actor faced a health scare in the form of kidney ailment following which he flew to Singapore for treatment.
He fell ill during the shoot of Raana, and was admitted to two different hospitals in Chennai earlier.
His only appearance in a film this year was in the Shahrukh Khan-starrer Ra.One.
His upcoming film is Kochadaiyan.
Die-hard fans of the star organised special prayers and welfare activities to celebrate his birthday today. Radio channels in the city carried special programmes on the superstar.