The Chikni Chameli is all set to follow Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s footsteps and romance South superstar Rajinikanth in his next film
Katrina Kaif is really going places! We hear she has now got the honour that only two other current Bollywood female actors have got – be Rajinikanth’s onscreen lady love. Kat’s close friend recently confessed that working with the Robot superstar has been on her wish list for a long time. She lost out on both Robot and Rana – the first went to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and the second to Deepika Padukone – but she has managed to bag another Rajini flick, Kochadaiyaan. The Chikni Chameli, apparently, was shooting for Yash Raj Films’ Ek Tha Tiger with Salman Khan and an untitled movie with Shahrukh Khan when she got the offer. Despite this Katrina happily rescheduled her dates to make place for Kochadaiyaan.
The film is rumoured to be a prequel to Rana and marks the directorial debut of Rajini’s daughter Soundarya. Sources say that the movie is based on an epic tale, with Rajini playing the title character Kochadaiyaan or “king with long hair” who is a Shiva devotee. The movie is said to be a first of its kind in India, with 3D effects at par with Avatar and The Adventures of Tintin. While the production team gears up to sweat it out over these effects, wethinks one more area that will require some real hard work is Katrina’s language skills. The pretty actor has faced a lot of flak for her tooti-footi Hindi in B-Town and we wonder if she can manage to master a new language. Will heavy duty dubbing be involved here or will Rajinikanth make another impossible feat possible? Wink Wink.