No Katrina Kaif but Deepika Padukone for Rajinikanth!
Deepika Padukone is confirmed for Rajinikanth in ‘Kochadaiyaan’
Wed, Feb 08, 2012 04:55:08 GMT
It could have been a dream casting! Katrina Kaif opposite Rajinikanth in his next film Kochadaiyaan. But to everyone’s surprise, it’s not Katrina, but Deepika Padukone who’s landed the coveted part. Rajini’s younger daughter Soundarya Rajinikanth, who is directing the film, has finally revealed who is going to romance her appa.
With Soundarya’s recent tweet, all speculations have come to rest. She tweeted, “Guys. Deepika padukone confirmed to play appa s pair in Kochadaiyaan :) great to have you back with us @deepikapadukone :):) big hug!”
It can be recalled that Deepika Padukone was signed for Rajini’s previous film Rana, but the movie got shelved. And later it was announced that it’s Kochadaiyaan and not Rana, which Rajinikanth will do after recovering from a year of illness.
In fact, to act in Rana Deepika said no to Housefull 2 as she wasn’t able to accommodate the dates for the two films. It was her desire to do a film opposite Rajini Sir and she is game for Kochadaiyaan. Soundarya is also said to have roped in the Tamil actress Sneha to play Rajinikanth’s sister, while actress Shobhana and actor Aadhi will play important roles in the film.
A R Rahman will compose the music while KS Ravikumar will supervise the direction. Kochadaiyaan is going to be unique and this is for the first time that a 3D film with performance capturing technology is being shot in India.