and that Rajini’s association with Rahman
had created a rift between the two. Misconceptions
of this sort arising out of conjectures are not
uncommon in the film industry.
The element that is responsible for creating
a flutter is the recent meeting between the two
giant stalwarts of the industry which was an exceptionally
long one and the circumstance in which it was
held. Ilayaraja had intended to produce a film
a year ago but it was held up owing to unknown
reasons. Now that Rajini is contemplating his
next project, industry sources are speculating
a partnership of the two (after a long time) not
as composer and actor but as producer and actor.