Even as he is gearing up for the marriage of his daughter to be held in Chennai soon, director K.S Ravikumar has been working round-the-clock in his latest assignment of ‘supervising’ the direction of Soundarya, the younger daughter of superstar Rajnikanth, as the former debuts as director with Rajnikanth’s upcoming film titled Kochadaiyan. KS Ravikumar would also be writing the film’s story, screenplay and dialogues.
The inevitable question of the fate of Raana, which was launched in April last year and abandoned subsequently after Rajnikanth fell ill, was put to him once again recently. Pat came the reply from Ravikumar who said that Raana hadn’t been abandoned at all. “In fact, Kochadaiyan could easily be termed as the first part of Raana. The film has been progressing at a brisk pace under the able direction of Soundarya.
“In many ways, Kochadaiyan ought to be treated as Raana-1. There is not even an iota of truth in the rumours that we had abandoned the making of Raana. It has only been postponed and work on it would commence once Rajini completes Kochadaiyan. As all of us are aware, Kochadaiyan was planned as a short-term production in order not to trouble Rajnikanth who was returning back to action after a gap of many months.
“Now that the shoot of Kochadaiyan is about to be wrapped up and would soon be followed by the film’s post-production work, we shall be (re)launching Rana in a grand manner once Rajini is free,” assured K.S Ravikumar.