Rajinikanth, after recovering from his illness, will star in the most prestigious South Indian 3D film Kochadaiyaan which will incorporate performance capture techniques.
Initially, Katrina Kaif was drafted to play the female lead. There is now an official announcement that Deepika Padukone has replaced Katrina in the film. She was to act with Rajinikanth in Rana, but that project has been shelved.
The film, which is being produced and directed by Rajini’s daughter Soundarya, has Shobana,Aadhi,Sneha and Prithviraj also in the cast. Music for the film is being composed by AR Rahman.