Tamil superstar Rajinikanth to act in India’s first 3D film

On a hiatus following his illness, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth will now act in India’s first three dimensional (3D) film ’Kochadaiyaan’, directed by his younger daughter, Soundarya, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

This is the first time that a 3D film with “performance capturing technology” is being produced in India.

According to a press statement release here, the film Kochadaiyaan will be released in August 2012, after which Rajinikanth will resume shooting for ’Rana’.

Work on his under-production ‘Rana’, on whose sets he fell ill early this year, has been postponed in favour of the 3D film ‘Kochadaiyaan’.

K S Ravikumar, director of ‘Rana’, has written the story screenplay, dialogue besides supervising the direction of ‘Kochadaiyaan’.

The Hollywood blockbuster ‘Avatar’, directed by James Cameron and the recent movie ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ directed by Steven Spielberg, have been produced with the same technology, the statement said.

Produced by Eros International and Media one Global entertainment Limited, work on the film is progressing at a fast pace and it is scheduled for release in August 2012, it said.

The 61-year-old actor recently made a cameo appearance in the superhit ’Ra.One’ featuring Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan.

- Bernama