Superstar Rajnikanth shot for a few days for the animation film Sultan: The Warrior more than a couple of years ago. The film, which was launched by Rajnikanth’s younger daughter Soundarya Rajnikanth prior to her marriage, got caught up in so many unexpected tangles. Soundarya got into a ‘loan’ mess from which she was rescued by her father who later told her to stay away from making Sultan: The Warrior.
Sultan: The Warrior was in fact started long before Rajnikanth’s Sivaji: The Boss which released prior to his Enthiran: The Robot. It was a production by Soundarya’s Ocher Studios. As it was the first time an Indian star’s name was associated with an animation film in the country, Rajnikanth’s fans were highly expectant about the movie.
Rajnikanth shot with Vijayalakshmi (of Chennai 600028 fame) for a few days in locations like Cambodia and Vietnam. Due to reasons which were purely unexpected and beyond anybody’s control, the film couldn’t be completed as Rajnikanth got busy with Sivaji and then with Enthiran. It was expected that he’d concentrated in Sultan after completing Enthiran but Rajnikanth’s attention was drawn towards making Raana, which also was affected due to his ill-health.
Reports started appearing in the film as to whether or not Sultan would ultimately see the light of the day. Soundarya has assured Rajnikanth’s fans on her Twitter page that the film would surely be completed soon and released. “I’m happy about all the queries made about Sultan. I’m happy to inform you all that the film would soon be re-started with a new title and a new script,” said Soundarya.