The much-expected movie of the year, Raavanan has released and now the audience are eagerly waiting for another big budget film Endhiran – The Robot. As everybody knows the common factor in these two films is Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
The actress has been busy for the past two months promoting Raavanan. So she was not able to complete Shankar‘s Endhiran. According to Shankar, one song, which features Rajinikanth and Ash is yet to be canned and some graphical works are also pending. Now, the director is waiting for Ash’s dates. It is said that Ash will be back by the end of June.
Raavanan has failed to meet the expectations of viewers in Tamil Nadu, the Telugu dubbed version Villain has got rave reviews and in Bollywood their are mixed opinions. Now, the all eyes are on Endhiran, the highest budget ever in Indian film industry.
Aishwarya Rai delights in Endhiran stills
Endhiran helmer Shankar posted some additional film stills featuring Aishwarya Rai and Rajnikant on his blog on June 21, 2010.
Earlier, in a post on his blog on May 28, Shankar had announced that the long in making film is nearing completion.
“Well… except one song the whole film shooting is completed. The full edited film has been given to A.R.Rahman for background score and Resul Pookutty for the sound effects,” he wrote
“Just waiting to shoot the last song and waiting for computer graphics work of the climax and some important scenes to be completed.”
Filming for Endhiran began in September 2008 in Machu Picchu in Peru.
The Tamil title Endhiran is based on the work of the late writer Sujatha’s novels En Iniya Iyanthira and Jeeno.
It has been reported that the film is being made with a budget of Rs 165 crore.
Rajnikant will play a scientist who creates a robot for his physically challenged child to play with. However, things go awry and the robot begins to kill people forcing the scientist to terminate his state-of-the-art invention.
It is believed Rajnikant will play the scientist as well as the robot.
We all know about director Shankar, the man of innovations. Now the director is busy with his big budget extravagance Endhiran (also spelt as Enthiran), which brings back the famous duo of Superstar Rajinikanth and director Shankar after their blockbuster Sivaji, The Boss. The movie will also see Aishwarya Rai paired opposite our superstar.
Recently, the director has come out with the one-line story of Endhiran. “The film is about a robot. It revolves around a robot, who, all of a sudde,n turns into a human and mingles with society,” Shankar said.
“The film will have many surprises. Technology has been used to the maximum possible extent. I am hopeful that Endhiran will surpass all expectations. Rajni is such a simple man who is totally unaware of his fame and power,” he added.
Shankar hands over Endhiran to Rahman!
Shankar has almost completed the shooting of Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Bachchan starrer magnum opus Endhiran and now he has handed over the film to AR Rahman and Rasool Pookutty for back round score and sound effects.
In his blog, Shankar wrote, “As you know I am tied up with lot of final post-production work I couldn’t be in touch with you for a long time. Moreover even a small information and every still of endhiran I posted in the blog created lot of interest and expectations among the audience.To avoid excessive hype and expectation, I slowed down posting.”
“Well… except one song the whole film shooting is completed. The full edited film has been given to A.R.Rahman for background score and Resul Pookutty for the sound effects. To avoid excessive hype and expectation, I slowed down posting.” He posted.
He further disclosed that A R Rahman is rendering an exclusive song for Rajini in Endhiran, like ‘Athiradikkaran…’ in Sivaji!
Endhiran – big-budget science fiction in India
S Shankar is coming up with Endhiran, the highest budget ever in Indian film industry and the film has surpassed the budget of the Bollywood high budget film Blue(2009).
Earlier, the movie was titled as Robot but Shankar could not continue with the English title due to the present tax exemption of the state government. So, some other alternative titles were suggested such as Iyandhiran or Iyandhira. Later it was confirmed that the title of the movie would be Endhiran.
There was a lot of confusion regarding the casting of the film. In July 2007, Shahrukh Khan was signed as the male lead and the producer of the film. But later in October 2007, both Shahrukh and Shankar called off the project due their personal conflicts with the script. Talks were going on to sign either Ajith Kumar or Aamir Khan to do the film but in January 2008, Rajinikanth was roped in.
Several heroines including Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Asin Thottumkal, Trisha Krishnan, Shreya Saran, Priyamani and Nayantara were approached for the female lead. But finally it was Aishwarya Bachchan, who bagged a role in the film with a huge fee of 6 crores.
Danny Denzongpa was signed for the lead antagonist and comedians like Santhanam and Karunas were signed for some cameo roles. Manoj Bharatiraja, son of the noted film-maker Bharatiraja is the assistant director. Manish Malhotra and Mary E Vogt have handaled the costumes. Music is composed by the maestro A.R.Rahaman. Stan Winston Studios will be doing the animatronics and the industrial light and Magic will be working on the visual and the special effects of the film.
Sun Pictures has bought the film rights from Eros International for 165 crores. Talks are going on with the HBO to release the film in the West with English subtitle version. The movie will be releasing in 14 July 2010.
Aishwarya Rai spotted with baby bump?
Sometimes media go overboard, describing a mole hill as a mountain – and the Bachchan bahu Aishwarya Bachchan has been a victim ever since she married Abhishek Bachchan a couple of years ago. You must be tired of reading about her pregnancy stories but rumour-mongers never seem to have enough of her.
Now, speculations are on that Aishwarya is pregnant after she was spotted with a baby bump during the promotion of her upcoming release Raavan with her husband Abhishek. The news is doing the rounds that the actress, who is known for her perfect figure, has put on lots of weight, especially in the abdomen.
However, the Bachchans have not announced the good news. Both Amitabh and Abhishek are active on Twitter but they talk only about Raavan at the moment. They had earlier blasted a newspaper for falsely reporting that Aishwarya couldn’t conceive because of stomach tuberculosis.
Well, it looks like the news of ‘Aishwarya’s baby bump’ is just a rumour!