Chennai: The news is now official. After much speculation as to whom Rajinikanth will romance in his upcoming film 'Kochadaiyaan', his younger daughter Soundarya, who's directing the film, has finally broken the news on Twitter. Actor Deepika Padukone has been roped in to play the lead opposite the megastar.
Soundarya tweeted: "Guys. Deepika padukone confirmed to play appa s pair in Kochadaiyaan :) great to have you back with us @deepikapadukone :):) big hug!"
Earlier the team is said to have approached a few other Bollywood heroines including Katrina Kaif but Deepika, who had earlier been signed on for Rajinikanth's 'Rana' will now be seen in Kochadaiyaan as well.
Soundarya is also said to have roped in Tamil actress Sneha to play Rajinikanth's sister's role while actress Shobana and actor Aadhi will also play important roles. AR Rahman will compose the music while KS Ravikumar will supervise the direction.
The poster has Rajnikanth striking one of the poses of Lord Shiva, with long hair and a toned body. While some say he will be seen with an eight-pack avatar, others believe he will only have six-pack abs.
'Kochadaiyaan' is the name of a Pandya king. Kochadaiyaan is a hi-tech 3D film. This is the first time that a 3D film with performance capturing technology is being produced in India.
It is worth mentioning that the all time box office hit 'Avatar' directed by James Cameron and 'The Adventures of Tintin' directed by Steven Spielberg have been produced with the same performance capturing technology in Hollywood.
KS Ravikumar has written the story, screenplay and dialogue. The film is produced by Eros International and Media one Global entertainment Limited. The work is progressing in a fast pace and is scheduled for release in August 2012. Rajinikanth would act in Rana following Kochadaiyaan in 2012.