New Delhi: The shooting dates for Rana, Rajinikanth’s period film which was abandoned due to his ill-health, will now resume in December a statement from Eros International, said .
The film has music by A.R. Rahman and will be directed by K.S. Ravikumar.
The shooting of the film was delayed as superstar Rajinikanth fell ill on the very first day of the shoot in April. He then took treatment for the kidney ailment in India and Singapore.
Announced earlier this year, Rana is a live action magnum opus with the legendary Rajinikanth playing a triple role in the film. The movie will be released in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu and stars Deepika Padukone and Sonu Sood in prominent roles.
“Great news! Shooting of ‘Rana’, starring Rajinikanth Deepika Padukone, to resume. Decision on shooting dates will be taken in Dec,” analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
Speaking to the press after the resumption of the shooting, Director Mr. K.S Ravikumar said, “Though Rajinikanth has recovered fully well and is keen to start the shooting, we have delayed the start of the shooting, as we don’t want to rush him to start the film shooting immediately, as the film has Rajini playing triple role and has some stunning stunt sequences.
Sunil Lulla, MD, Eros International Media Ltd added, “It is a proud project for us and we don’t mind waiting to be a part of this ambitious project with Rajinikanth as we want him to rest for some more time. Hence we have decided to take the decision on the shooting dates in December 2011.”