The moment one mention of the word Robot, the first thing that comes to mind is that of gadgets and gizmos. But the South India based ace director Shankar has vowed to change it all, for he is making a film with the same name and stars none other than…hold your breath… South superstar Rajnikanth and Bollywood top actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan! Ok! you can breathe now.
Now it can be told. The star price war was has escalated to an all time high. With Aishwarya Rai carrying home a pay packet of Rs 4 Crores for her proposed stint as Rajnikanth’s leading lady in Robot, the lady has now become the highest paid actress of Indian cinema.
As for her astronomical fee for Robot a source close to the project says, “It is no surprise that Asihwarya is getting 4 crores. It is still chicken feed compared with what Rajnikanth gets paid. He takes home Rs 15 crores plus fifty percent of his movie’s profits. But still he can not make a movie commercially viable outside the Tamilian belt on his own. With Aishwarya in Robot it looks like an attractive non regional movie”.
For those who wake up to Bollywood know about the controversy dodging this flick. But for the innocent and ignorant ones, here it goes. The movie was initially to star Shahrukh nonetheless. But due to “creative differences” (unmentionable differences), he opted out of the movie. Not just that, Shahrukh reportedly also registered all the names that sounds even remotely like “Robots“. The news is that now Shankar has renamed the movie as Enthiram.
Exit Shahrukh and in comes Shivaji Rao Gaekwad better known as Rajnikanth, the man with a tag line of “There is nothing that Rajini-CANT“! Shankar, on his part is leaving no stone unturned as far as the shooting of the movie is concerned. Recently, he shot for a song with the stunning of Rajini-Ash at the UNESCO declared world famous heritage site Machu Pichhu. With this, Shankar takes the man responsible for shooting the first Indian movie here! Whoever said that ostriches are not desirable will surely eat their words out, after they have a look at Aishwarya who looks simply awesome with those ostrich feathers in the adjoining photo!
Not just that, news also has it that Shankar will be shooting for his movie in the most desirable dream locations like South America, Peru etc… One wonders will Shahrukh’s loss be Rajni’s gain? Well, is that a question to be asked. What do you say guys!
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