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A biography of Rajinikanth will hit the market in superstar's style on 12.12.12. Publishers Penguin Books India said that 'Rajinikanth' by critic-producer Naman Ramachandaran will be the first and only definitive biography of one of India's biggest stars and the launch will commemorate his 62nd birthday on the unique date December 12, 2012.
"The book will comprehensively analyse his meteoric career in the movie industry from his debut performance to his forthcoming blockbuster 'Rana', releasing this year.
"With never before presented insights on his personal and political life, this book, for the first time analyses the unmatched charm and magic of Rajinikanth that bridges the unique boy-next-door, down to earth persona, with that of his larger than life superstar image," the publishers said in a statement.
The book will also contain rare pictures and anecdotes.
Well, here's more news that is bound to delight the fans of the superstar. Yes, that Rajini will be working on not just 'Rana' but also on another film titled 'Kochadaiyaan' is now an established fact. Work on the movie, the story and screenplay of which have been written by director K S Ravikumar, it seems has already started.
But doubts pertaining to the meaning of the title kept continuing to crop up until yesterday, when the director of the film, Soundarya, tweeted, "'Kochadaiyaan' is one of Lord Shiva's names.This is a prequel to 'Rana'. Its performance capture will be similar to (that of) 'Avatar'."
The clarification seems to have strengthened the belief that Rajinikanth has a special place for Lord Shiva in his heart. Apparently, two of the superstar's earlier films, 'Arunachalam' and 'Annamalai', that went on to become blockbusters too, had the names of Lord Shiva as their titles.
It is official! A surprise announcement about Superstar Rajinikanth’s next movie hit the media on Thursday.
The announcement confirmed that Superstar’s next release would be a Hi-Tech 3D film titled Kochadaiyaan. This is the first time that a 3D film with performance capturing technology is being produced in India.
And guess who is the lucky one getting a chance to direct Superstar? It is none other than his younger daughter Soundharya Ashwin.
After all the speculation surrounding the release of Rajinikanth’s flick Rana, the announcement of Kochadaiyaan has yet again created a stir and there is an air of excitement in the film industry.
K.S. Ravikumar, who was supposed to do Rana, will supervise the story, screenplay, dialogues and direction. The film, produced by Eros International and Media One Entertainment, will go on floors next month and will be released in August 2012.
While Rajini’s elder daughter Aishwarya is busy with her directorial debut 3, it looks like expectations are soaring sky-high with younger daughter Soundharya also in the limelight now — she has certainly hit a jackpot considering that she will be directing none other than Superstar himself.
While Rajinikanth’s fans were excited to see him in Rana and in some public appearances, they will have to wait now as doctors have advised Rajinikanth to take more rest. So Rajinikanth’s next film Rana will be delayed because of this.
Rajinikanth’s fans were happy because he had stated that he is fit and will soon resume for the shooting of Rana. However doctors opinion is otherwise. Therefore Rana which was about to arrive by the end of 2011 has been postponed.
Though Rajinikanth is eager to return to work, but he has to accept doctors restrictions because there are many action, costume and drama scenes in Rana which may exert extreme physical strain on him.
K.S. Ravikumar, the director of Rana completely agrees with Rajinikanth and said that he met Rajinikanth some days ago. He was told that doctors asked Rajinikanth to wait till he is completely fit and fine to shoot for Rana. He will have to do some heavy-duty stunts in the shooting such as flying, sword fighting and horse riding which can exert tremendous strain on him. So doctors have stopped him from starting the shooting immediately, K.S. Ravikumar added.