Now Rajnikanth is recuperating after his illness. He is likely to go abroad on a vacation for a month’s time as per the advice of the doctors who treated him at the Isabella Hospital. Raana shooting which was temporarily suspended will commence once Rajnikanth is back from his vacation.
Now the news is that Rajnikanth is personally monitoring the works connected with Raana. He personally approaches the heroines and technicians. Recently he had contacted Hema Malini and asked her to act in Raana. But Hema Malini is still to give her nod. Another lucky girl who got the call was Laura Dutta for doing one of the leading ladies roles. Similarly sound designer Resul Pookutty declined when K.S Ravikumar approached him for Raana. But when Rajnikanth called upon him, he was not able to say No. He has rescheduled his dates for the sake of Rajnikanth. He says,” When Rajnikanth sir called up to ask me to do Raana, there was no question of turning him down.”