Saturday, July 28, 2007
After every Rajini film releases, Tamil Cinema producers who can afford to have the star work for them line up at his door with their offers in hand. This time producers from Hindi and Telugu film industries are lining up at his door in addition to Tamil Cinema's top producers, inspired by the success of Shivaji - The Boss worldwide and the interest that it has invoked to Indian Cinema and Tamil movies in particular.
The biggies from outside of Kollywood who are vying for the prestigious right to make a Rajini film are Reliance Group's ADLABS. They have teamed up with director K Balaji, someone who is known to be on very good terms with the Superstar. But the list of offers are piling up almost everyday.
He also has producers who have produced his earlier films like the producer of Basha, RM Veerapan's Sathya Movies. Vijaya Production House, which was founded by the late legend Nagi Reddy, too is one of the big production houses eyeing the golden opportunity to make a film with the Superstar. But there has been nothing said about the status of his new project.
While speculations are rife over which film he has agreed to do, producer Panchu Arunachalam (he was the first to project the Superstar as a villain on screen) and his guru director K Balachander seem to be the top competitors. At the moment, the failure of his latest venture Mayakannadi has hit him hard and so he might not be able to cough up the huge price that Rajinikanth takes home from a film. But the Superstar is known to have met Panchu at his home before he left for a holiday in the US. He wished that the producer recover from his loss in Mayakannadi.
But all that is said is only what had been rumoured. The only trustworthy source for information is the actors won mouth. So until he opens his mouth himself, you can be sure to find the name list of his probable next collaborators growing bigger and bigger.