There were a lot of reports that KS Ravikumar, who was supervising Soundarya in her debut film Kochadaiyaan starring Rajinikanth, was replaced by Madhesh. However, the director has not come out to clarify the speculations.
Speaking to a leading daily, KV Ravikumar has said that he was with Soundarya Ashwin at every stage of Kochadaiyaan. Be it in London or Kerala, he was helping her on technical aspects of the movie. Now, the stories of he being replaced by Madhesh has taken him by surprise.
He claims that he advised Soundarya Ashwin to rope in Madhesh to assist her in the project. The latter is said to be a good friend of former. Hence, KS Ravikumar suggested his name. Explaining further, he said that his Bollywood movie with Sanjay Dutt has kept him busy of late.
It is for this reason, he asked Soundarya to rope in Madhesh, as KS Ravikumar could not give 100% for Kochadaiyaan. However, the shooting of the forthcoming multilingual film is completed and the film is in post-production stage.
Rajinikanth's Kochadaiyaan is a mega-budget flick, which also features Deepika Padukone, Jackie Shroff, Sarath Kumar and others in the cast. It is a period film that is inspired by Pandya king Kochadaiyaan Ranadheeran, and it is a fictional account of the ruler.