Superstar Rajinikanth's dream project Rana, which has come to halt due to his illness, will start the shooting from October 3. The actor, who has been advised to be in rest by the doctors, seems to have confirmed director KS Ravikumar that he will be available for the filming from the first week of October.
Sources have confirmed that Rajinikanth has recently told the makers of the film that he is on the path to recovery and he is ready to join the shoots in October. So, the director has decided to start the shooting on October 3 at the Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad. It is said that the movie bosses does not want to delay further and have planned to finish the shooting in single 100-day schedule.
Art director Rajeevan is erecting a special set for Rana at the Ramoji Film City. The movie, which was launched on April 29, was stopped after Rajinikanth fell ill on the same day. Rana is a live action magnum opus with Rajinikanth playing a triple role and will be released in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu. Along with Rajini, the film stars Deepika Padukone, and Sonu Sood in the leads.
The music for the film is being scored by A R Rahman, director of photography will be Ratnavelu and editing would be done by Antony. The technical director is Soundarya Rajnikanth, of Ocher Visual effects UK, a subsidiary of Ocher Studios Pvt Limited, and Charles Darby of Eyeqube Studios, renowned visual effects luminary and an Emmy award winner, is the creative and special effects director on the film. The film is scheduled to release in FY 2012.
Eros International along with NextGen Films, will produce the film through Rana Production Ltd., UK.