Ashok Kheny is a Bangalore based politician as well as a businessman whose passion for cinema drove him to produce many Kannada movies.
In one of his latest interviews, Mr. Kheny has confirmed that he has plans to produce an ambitious historical film on the lines of Hollywood flick Gandhi.
"Yes it is true, I am planning to cast Rajinikanth in my upcoming biopic Tipu Sultan", Ashok has confirmed. It is said that his earlier attempts to discuss the project with Rajinikanth failed due to the Enthiran star's health issues.
However, the Kannada film producer is keen on roping in Rajinikanth and hence will soon meet the Superstar to let him know about his project.
It is also said that the film will be made with a massive budget in order to gift Indian audience a film that matches up to the standards of other international movies.
According to Mr. Kheny, the main objective of this biopic is to let the world know about one of India's greatest ruler of all time.
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Tipu The Legend
The legend of Tipu Sultan has it that the Indian ruler gifted many ships to America's first President George Washington. According to Ashok Kheny, such facts about Tipu has been long buried and he aims to portray them in his movie.
Rajinikanth's Screen Presence
The Bangalore based businessman has said that he wants Rajinikanth to play the role of Tipu Sultan as he has an amazing screen presence.
A Bid To Honour Tipu Sultan
If a high budget biopic on Tipu Sultan is made with an actor like Rajinikanth, that would be a fitting tribute to Tipu Sultan and to the land he ruled over, according to Ashok Kheny.
SS Rajamouli Is The Front Runner To Helm This Project
Ashok Kheny has also reportedly said that he would love to rope in a filmmaker like SS Rajamouli to direct this high budget film.
Will Rajinikanth Give His Consent?
It will be interesting to see Rajinikanth's response to Ashok Kheny when the filmmaker gets his opportunity to discuss his project with the Superstar.
Kamal Haasan's Tipu Dreams
It is to be noted that Kamal Haasan too had plans of making a movie based on Tipu Sultan's life. What will happen to Ulaganayagan's dream project if Rajinikanth agrees to act as Tipu Sultan? Post your guesses in the comment box below.