Rajinikanth had avoided ever since Vadivelu made a comment against the Tamil superstar during the last general assembly elections. Their combo had worked big time in films but the one ugly statement made Rajini to maintain distance from the comedian.
In fact, the makers of Kochadaiiyaan would have cast Vadivelu if the comedian did not make a comment on Rajinikanth. But later, the Tamil superstar, true to his personality, forgave the comedian and the issue was sorted out.
As a result, Vadivelu has now been approached for Rajinikanth's next movie Lingaa. The offer has been made to Vadivelu and his manager has confirmed the same. But he has not signed the project on the dotted lines yet. However, he is likely to finish the formalities soon.
Meanwhile, another leading comedian Santhanam has been approached and he too has not signed Lingaa yet. The forthcoming Tamil flick is directed by KS Ravikumar and produced by leading Kannada producer Rockline Venkatesh.
Anushka Shetty and Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha are playing the female lead roles. Kannada superstar Sudeep and Telugu actor Jagapathi Babu are also part of the flick. It has AR Rahman's music with R Rathanvelu handling the camera.