Real facelift for reel love scene

Tamil superstar Rajinikant has undergone facial treatment for a love scene with Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai in their upcoming film Endhiran (Robot).

regional movies Updated: Jan 02, 2009 14:47 IST

Is Rajinikant insecure of Ash's looks? That's probably the reason why Tamil superstar Rajinikant underwent facial treatment for a love scene with Bollywood beauty Aishwarya Rai in the film Endhiran (Robot).

The film that is expected to cost 120 crores is also touted as the most expensive film ever made in India.

According to reports, Rajinikant wants to look younger and match up to Aishwarya's looks. The love scene will be filmed inside a top model Benz car worth Rs 1 crore at Kulu Manali.

Rajinikant who earlier made waves with his role in Sivaji - The Boss, would be portraying double role in the film - one of a scientist and the other of a robot.

Essentially a sci-fi thriller the film is based in the year 2200 AD, wherein Rajni is an acclaimed scientist who is much in love with Aishwarya. Being a renowned scientist Rajni is endowed with the task of creating robots that will make the lives of human beings easier. But against his plans all hell breaks loose when Rajini makes the robot.

Initially titled and referred to as Robot, the project was launched by Shankar and producer C. Karunamoorthy, chief executive of Ayngaran International who were set to distribute the film along with Eros Labs.

First Published: Jan 02, 2009 13:53 IST