When asked about ‘The Robot’, Aishwarya Rai said, ‘I want to work with Rajinikanth. He is phenomenal. Everyone speaks of this experience. I’ll actually go through the experience. It’s very important for me to come away with something from my films since I give so much.’
The film is directed by Shankar, who gave Aishwarya Rai her first break in ‘Jeans’.
‘It’s a total Rajnikanth–Shankar styled entertainer. There’s no logic as to why I agreed to do it beyond the urge to work with Rajnikanth. Shankar and Rajnikanth have approached me for so many films, it’s embarrassing.’
‘Ever since we did ‘Jeans’ together Shankar has approached me for all his films except ‘Boys’.
‘Rajnikanth, being the senior that he is, has shown no egoistic traits in approaching me for his last four-five films. And my refusal to do his films was never misconstrued by him. I admire him for that. It speaks volumes for his seniority and his caliber as a human being to never take offense to my no’, she said.
Aishwarya Rai said, ‘technically the movie it will take cinema to another level. I can only say I’ll come away enriched.’