It is a known fact that director Jeethu Joseph first approached Rajinikanth as soon as the idea of remaking Drishyam in Tamil cropped up in his head.
Jeethu was convinced that the Superstar would be able to add a
new dimension to his movie, but however failed to convince the
Lingaa star as according to a report, Rajinikanth was not
comfortable enacting two particular scenes.
First scene - when the lead actor gets a thrashing from the
cops. It is said that though Rajinikanth was impressed with the
script, he wasn't sure if such a scene would go down well with his
Second scene - The much talked about climax sequence.
Unfortunately, both these scenes are an integral part of the film
and Jeethu couldn't have possibly manipulated them to accommodate
The good news however is that Jeethu has assured Rajinikanth
that he will meet him again with a fresh script; perhaps a script
the Enthiran star might find hard to reject.
Papanasam subsequently fell into
Haasan's lap and is
currently setting the box office on fire. Alternatively, this
could've been a perfect film for Rajinikanth considering his recent
debacle at the box office.
Check out the slides below to know about other movies
rejected by Rajinikanth
Top 10 Biggest Flops Of Rajinikanth
Parattai Engira Azhagu Sundaram
Director Suresh Krissna had revealed that he first approached
Rajinikanth after he was impressed with the Kannada film titled
Jogi. Rajinikanth apparently rejected the offer and
suggested Dhanush's name instead, saying that the film needs a
Before approaching Vikram with the script of I, Shankar
had first presented the script to Superstar Rajinikanth along with
other scripts including Sivaji and
Arjun Sarja was roped in to the project only after it was
rejected by Rajinikanth and Vijay. Mudhalvan went on to
become a massive hit and till today it remains as an important film
in Arjun's career.
And the latest film to join the list is Papanasam. But
that's history now and the 'Thalaivar' is busy shooting for his
upcoming movie with Pa Ranjith.
Talking about Rajinikanth's upcoming film, it is only fair to
remind you that the film is a quickie and will be completed by
October. Expect the film to be released by the end of this
Can He Bounce Back?
As Kochadaiiyaan and Lingaa did not behave
like a 'Rajinikanth' movie at the box office, his next film could
be one of the important movies in his long, illustrious