Monday, December 22, 2008

Rajnikanth Robot 2 songs cost 30 crores

Superstar Rajinikanth’s Enthiran Robot has passed hands from Eros International and Ayngaran International to Sun Pictures. The movie, said to cost Rs 150 crore, has completed three schedules so far, including those in Peru, Goa, and Chennai. While Eros International had backed out of the project owing to a financial crisis more than a week ago, Ayngaran’s sudden withdrawal from the project has given rise to speculation.
While the production house remains tightlipped on the issue, industry sources claim that the movie, for which two songs have been completed, had already exceeded a production cost of Rs 30 crore. Director Shankar, who is known for his grand ways, had been insistent on having the movie shot with the original budget that it was planned for. For Sun Pictures, which has now officially announced that it will produce the movie, this is the first direct production venture.

Bhoomika PHOTOS from her new film

ASIN speaks about Ghazini with Aamir

Popular actress from the South Asin, who starred in 17 films before making her Bollywood debut with "Ghajini", says it has been a smooth transition for her in Bollywood.

"I have been warmly welcomed in Mumbai and it has been a smooth transition for me from South Indian films to Hindi," the actress said. The Cochin-born actress says she is amused when she is referred to as a debutante in the film. 'Ghajini' is my 18th film. I have already acted in 17 films in Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu languages," she says.

"Compared to my contemporaries, I have been selective and even took a break some years ago to appear for my HSC examinations." Asin, who is paired opposite actor-producer Aamir Khan in the film, which will release later this week, is eagerly awaiting the audience's verdict.

The Tamil version of 'Ghajini' was released in October 2005 and people down South are waiting for the Hindi film with tremendous excitement and anticipation, she says.

On her character Kalpana, Asin says she is a simple, ordinary girl from a lower middle-class family struggling to make it big in the advertising world. "If the makers of the film worked hard on the look of Aamir's character Sanjay Singhania, there was equal effort to keep my look very ordinary and simple, she says.

In the Hindi version, except director AR Murugadoss and myself, the rest of the team is new. There have been changes in the action sequences as well as the climax. However, my character has been left untouched, she says. "I feel blessed to performed the same character twice," Asin adds.

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