This year, in August we had reported that for Rajnikanth’s film, Enthiran 2, Hollywood superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger might star alongside the superstar for the film’s sequel. And now, the Tamil film industry is abuzz with news about Superstar Rajinikanth’s upcoming film with director Shankar. Enthiran 2, a 3D film, is said to have a budget of whopping Rs 150 crore! Actress Amy Jackson is confirmed for the female lead.
But there is still a great deal of confusion as who would play villain against Rajinikanth in the film. After names of Aamir Khan, Kamal Haasan and Vikram were discussed, rumour has it that the makers are in discussion with Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger to play the baddie. According to a leading tabloid, this might not work out as Schwarzenegger’s fee is very high. The team is said to be looking for alternatives in Bollywood and names of actors like John Abraham are being floated around. Director Shankar is said to be looking for an actor with tremendous screen presence to play the villain in Enthiran 2. AR Rahman has been signed for the project’s music direction. Apparently, Shankar wanted a Hollywood company to do all the special effects but he had budget constraints.
Last year Arnold was in India for the launch of Shakar’s film “I”. At the time, the ‘Terminator’ had announced his desire to work in Indian cinema. Let’s hope that director Shankar is able to meet up Arnold’s remuneration demand, else he might have to consider someone else for the role!