MUMBAI: While an appropriate date in December for the release of Rajnikanth’s eagerly-awaited post-illness opus Kochadaiyyan is being worked out, what emerges with absolute clarity is that this would be no run-of-the-mill release for a Rajnikanth starrer.
All stops are being pulled out to ensure Kochadaiyyan is a historical event for Rajnikanth’s fans.Even as a date in December for a simultaneous worldwide release is being worked out, we now hear a 4-city ‘world’wind premiere tour is being planned for Rajnikanth. While the mega-star would personally be present in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai it would be his visit to Tokyo that is of optimum interest.
Rajnkanth has a huge fan-following in Japan. He has been planning a visit to the country since the Tsunami earthquake earlier this year. Says a source close to the project, “All the dynamics of a Japanese premiere for Kochadaiyyan are now being worked out. Deepika and Rajni Sir are expected to be in Tokyo in December for the premiere.”
The actor’s health issues have been worked out now and he has been declared fit to travel by his doctors.
When contacted the film’s producer Dr Murli Manohar said, “We’re certainly looking at a gigantic release. The film will be released in separate languages in different parts. We’re planning to give Rajniji’s fans a treat.”
Apparently Rajnikanth is brushing up his Japanese for the December visit to the country. “He won’t be able to dub his own lines in the Japanese version of Kochadaiyyan. But he’d be able to converse with his fans,” says our source.