Rajinikanth, during the special interview
telecast by a private satellite channel
on Diwali, revealed that Shankar approached
him with three stories – Robot/Endhiran,
Sivaji and another film which is based
on mystery of India and is about a hunchback.
Shankar was keen on casting Rajini in
Robot but the Superstar declined the offer
thinking that he is being offered the
villain role as there was a talk at that
time that Shah Rukh Khan is being considered
to play the lead role.
Rajini was also skeptical if would suit
the scientist role and declined the offer.
Then it was decided he would star in Sivaji
as it was a mass film that Rajini is used
After working with Shankar in Sivaji,
the Superstar was so confident about the
director’s capabilities that he
agreed to star in Robot/Endhiran. He also
divulged that he took up the offer only
because Shankar was wielding the megaphone.
So, do we get to see Shankar and Rajini
joining hands for the third time as two
of their ventures together have turned
out to be blockbusters? Will the Superstar
play the hunchback?