After Aishwarya Rai its turn of Katrina Kaif to romance the Southern Superstar Rajinikanth. The actress has bagged the lead role in the upcoming epic movie ‘Kochadaiyaan’ featuring Rajinikanth and directed by Rajinikanth’s daughter Soudharya.
“It's true. We were very keen on Katrina. Two superstars together from the South and the North would create magic,” said a member of the production house to a leading daily.
“We've been negotiating with her for some time. She is shooting for Yash Chopra, and has assured us of her dates in the next few months,” they added.
Infact the movie director Soudharya has confirmed the news and said, “Yes, we are indeed in talks with Katrina and we will let you know soon”.
Even though Katrina Kaif’s schedule is packed with movies like ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ with Salman Khan, untitled film with Shah Rukh Khan and ‘Dhoom 3’ with Aamir Khan, the actress is keen to work with Rajinikanth.
“As for Katrina, it will be tough but she really wanted to work with Rajinikanth for the longest possible time,” the source added.
The shooting of the movie has already begun, and when ever Katrina is free, scenes on her and Rajinikanth will be shot.
“In Kochadaiyaan, Rajinikanth plays a king, a devotee of Lord Shiva. His love story with Katrina, their songs, will be shot on an epic scale,” the source said.
AR Rahman has already composed the music for the film and is leaving no stone unturned to make it one among his best works.
“Rahman is bringing 130 musicians from Germany to record the background score,” source said.
The first look of Kochadaiyaan, which literally means, "the king with long hair", will be unveiled in the third week of January.