She has herself confirmed the news to a leading daily. Shobana has claimed that she had played a leading role in Thalapathi, her first movie with the superstar, but in the upcoming movie where she has done a cameo in Kochadaiyaan, the danseuse-turned-actress does not even have a single scene with Rajini.
Talking about her role, Soundarya Ashwin, the director of Kochadaiyaan, earlier said that Shobana was the only choice for the role, as she wrote the character keeping the actress in mind. But she had refused to give further details about the character played by Shobana, who had also worked with Rajini in Siva.
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.