As we reported earlier, the climax portions of Shankar's science-fiction magnum opus Endhiran - The Robot are being shot in various locations in and around Chennai for the last one month. The crew headed by Rajinikanth is now shooting a last but a mega fire scene for the film on a huge set put up at Prasad Studios. The huge set, a scientist"s laboratory going up in flames is the scene being shot, and may appear for less than four minutes in the film.
Hollywood visual effects companies which have been roped in are closely monitoring the fire scene, so that they can insert the graphics in the right frame when the film comes onto the editing table. This is being done for the first time in Indian cinema, a practice started by George Lucas in Hollywood many years back.
Rajinikanth is hardly required for the shot but he sits through patiently the whole day, and watches the proceedings, as usual, which shows his passion for the profession.