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Rajini’s master plan

Saturday, November 11, 2006 • Tamil Comments

A section of media went gaga over the reported news of Super Star Rajinikanth accepting to act as Ravana in an epic film on Ramayana by Rajkumar Santoshi in Hindi.

Rumors had it that Santhoshi had even convinced Rajinikanth to do the role.

However sources close to Rajinikanth, who is recently shooting for his forthcoming movie Sivaji at Pune, denied the news as mere rumors.

For now, all focus of Rajinikanth is towards shaping up his Sivaji. He has not yet decided about his forthcoming film, they say.

The Rs 100 crore film, Ramayan, is expected to go to floors early next year. Buzz was that the director had briefed the actor that Ravana would be portrayed as man of immense moral and physical strength with a great devotion to Lord Shiva in the movie.

However Rajinikanth has said ‘no’ to the offer.

Meanwhile, the craze for Sivaji and the fervor for it is picking up every day.

Reports from Sivaji shooting spot confirm that everything is going on pat there.

Tamil media has been sold out Rajinikanth’s simplicity and has come up with extensive reports about how Rajini, despite being offered a rest by the director, chose to stay with the unit and had food with them.

Rajini is also said to be making a major case for his pet theme of linking all the national rivers in India.

Rajini who had made a clarion call to such an idea in real life a few years ago (he even came up with a corpus fund with his personal contribution being a crore of rupees) is said to be reviving that idea in Sivaji.

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