Chennai, Jan 24 (): With having talks with Katrina Kaif to cast the lead female role for Rajini’s Kochadaiyaan and Sneha already booked for a supporting role, it’s now actress-danseuse Shobana who has joined the ‘Kochadaiyaan’ bandwagon.
Versatile actress Shobana has been signed up to play an important character in Rajinikanth’s Kochadaiyaan. The news has been confirmed by director Soundarya Rajinikanth. Confirming the news, Soundarya Rajinikanth says, “Yes, Shobana has been roped in to play an important role in the film.”
Soundarya Aswin Rajinikanth will be directing the movie in association with ace director K.S. Ravikumar, who has penned the story, screenplay and dialogues for this film.
Shobana has acted with Rajinikanth in ‘Siva’ and ‘Dhalapathi’. While ‘Dhalapathi’ was a big hit, ‘Siva’ was not very successful.
Soundarya Rajinikanth is happy that Shobana has given a green signal to act in Kochadaiyaan as she wrote the character keeping Shobana in mind.
Refusing to give further details about the character Shobana will play, Soundarya says, “There was no one other than Shobana aunty on my mind when we came up with this character in the film. The audience will have to wait and see if she will be paired with Appa (Rajini). But I am just so glad she is a part of this venture.”
With K S Ravikumar working on the project and A R Rahman composing the tunes, the project seems to be getting bigger by the day.
Meanwhile, the pre-production works and casting process are in full swing. A briefing session will happen by the end of next week, where the entire cast and crew will be officially announced.
The movie is expected to hit the floors soon on Feb 15, 2012. The film is produced jointly by Eros International and Media One Global Entertainment Limited. The film is likely to grace the theatres on August 2012.