Haasan to play a Robot in Endhiran
what is definitely the biggest
development in Tamil cinema
in recent times, there have
been reports from very reliable
sources that Kamal Haasan will
be seen in a very important
role in Shankar’s Endhiran
starring Superstar Rajinikanth.
Pinch yourself if you think
this is a dream. The Kamal-Rajini
combination is coming again
after more than 20 years. The
wait is finally over.
We all know that Endhiran has
been in Shankar’s mind
for a very long time now, nearly
a decade to be precise. We can
trace the beginnings of Endhiran
(first called Robot) to Kamal
itself. The first time we heard
about Robot, it was said that
Shankar planned to do the movie
with Kamal Haasan in the lead.
But, as destiny would have it,
the movie got postponed. Years
later, Robot got very close
to moving out of Kollywood when
Shahrukh Khan heard the
from Shankar and expressed his interest.
Hrithik Roshan too is said to have been
in the loop for Robot. All this while, Shankar
had planned the two roles in the movie (the
robot and the scientist) to be done by different
actors. But, it is thanks to Aamir Khan
that Shankar started to think seriously
about getting the same actor to do both
the roles. Upon hearing the story, Aamir
Khan had asked Shankar to let him do both
the roles. After being very close to deciding
upon making Robot in Hindi, Shankar finally
returned to Kollywood, Robot was back in
Tamil. By this time, almost every top actor
in Bollywood and Kollywood knew the basic
outline of Robot.
After the huge success of Sivaji, Shankar
thought, ‘why not Superstar himself
in the lead roles’? What many of us
don’t know at this point is that Robot
had been first narrated to Superstar, even
before Kamal heard it for the first time.
So, Robot was revived as Endhiran with Superstar
in the lead; the movie had come back to
the person to whom it was first narrated.
Robot had come full circle to become Endhiran.
However, there is more to Endhiran than
just what we heard till now. Rajinikanth
plays two roles, the scientist and the robot.
But the robot played by Superstar has a
strong comic streak and is in fact a failed
version of what was supposed to be a powerful
Robot. The comic robot will be handling
most of the comedy track in Endhiran and
shooting for most of these portions is over.
But, Rajinikanth the scientist actually
manages to create a really powerful and
intelligent robot according to his plans.
This robot will be central to the movie,
it will be a role of equal importance to
that of Superstar’s.
The original plan was for Rajinikanth to
do this role too. But seeing that the role
had groundbreaking potential, Superstar
made a suggestion to Shankar, ‘why
not approach Kamal’? Shankar was circumspect,
not sure whether Kamal would be interested.
Superstar took it upon himself and approached
Universal Star and more importantly his
old buddy. There was no way Kamal could
have turned down Rajinikanth. The dream
team is back.
Kamal, currently involved in Thalaivan Irukkiran
has asked for some time to wrap up the movie.
Being a short term project, it is expected
to wrap up soon and release in July. Kamal
will shed his beard and join Superstar for
Endhiran as soon as shooting is wrapped
up for Thalaivan Irukkiran. Endhiran will
definitely be the biggest festival Tamil
cinema has seen.
When Shankar was contacted to confirm these
reports, he said, ‘I don’t want
to respond to such April Fool questions’.
He he .. Caught you!!! Wake up wise guy,
Its April fools day!
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otherwise. If we have given you false hopes,
then we sincerely regret it. On a finishing
note, we sincerely hope that all the hollow
things said above actually turn out to be
true. Once again….. April fooool!!!