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"Is she plays the role of Robots lady love or someone will replace her?" This is the question raised by media for the past two days. The thread was actually started by a Mumbai tabloid that reports that Shankar plans to shoot Robot over a period of two years. That apparently is not acceptable to Aishwarya who cannot afford to give so much of time to a project. It says further that just because of this Shankar is thinking of replacing her with actress Deepika Padukone.
Shankar and Rajinikanth are very fond of Ash, who made her acting debut in Shankar's film Jeans. Since then, the director and actor have approached her for every single film they have made, but every time Ash had turned them down for one reason or another.
When asked about this, Aishwarya said, "Actually, I want to work with Rajinikanth. He is phenomenal. Everyone speaks of this experience. I'll actually go through the experience. It's very important for me to come away with something from my films since I give so much. I know that that will be a total Rajini-Shankar styled entertainer. But I accepted the project just to get the experience of acting with a legend like Rajini. Also Shankar and Rajini have approached me for so many films, it's embarrassing."
The actress said further, "Rajinikanth, being the senior, has shown no egoistic traits in approaching me for his last four films. And my refusal to do his films was never misunderstood by him. I admire him for that. What a cultured man he is! It speaks volumes for his seniority and his caliber as a human being to never take offence to my attitude."
"Definitely, I will do this Rajini brand science fiction. No doubt on that." She concludes with a promising note towards the Superstar and mega director," she added.