Referring to reports that the film had been cancelled in view of the indifferent health of Rajnikanth who is currently undergoing treatment at the Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre in Chennai, he said ‘We would like to asssert that it is a totally false newscast’.
K.S Ravikumar said ‘It is natural for people to fall ill and as our leading star is now not so well, we feel unpleasant about these rumours about the film being dropped’.
He said leading lady Deepika Padukone‘s dates for the film were only after July. ‘The shoot is just postponed temporarily, awaiting his complete and total recovery. Subsequently, he is now on his way to speedy recovery and we are now hopeful of releasing Raana the following year (2012)’, he added.