While Rajinikanth is busy with pre-release promotions of his most ambitious project, Kochadaiiyaan, directed by daughter Soundarya R. Ashwin and co-starring Deepika Padukone, news is that the superstar’s next would be with another Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha. He will reportedly work on a Tamil film with Sinha in the lead. If all goes well, this will be her first film down south.
Interestingly, Sinha was earlier to do Vishwaroopam with Kamal Haasan and a Telugu film with Mahesh Babu, but unfortunately both the films did not work out. However this time, let’s see if things fall into place.
A source close to the actress confirmed that she has been approached for the film, while K.S. Ravikumar, who will be directing the film texted us saying, “Not yet confirmed”.
Hrithik, Deepika in Excel’s next?
After reports that Aamir Khan is playing the lead opposite Deepika Padukone in an Excel Entertainment venture, it is now heard that instead of Khan, Hrithik Roshan may be roped in for this project. While Khan opted out of the project due to some disagreements, it seems Roshan is currently in talks with Excel. If things fall into place, Padukone and Roshan will be seen sharing screen space for the first time. The untitled film is reportedly a period drama, which is scheduled to take off in January-February next year and will be helmed by Nitya Mehra, who had previously worked as the assistant director on films like Life of Pi and Don among others. When contacted, Ritesh Sidhwani of Excel did not revert to our message.