MUMBAI: When one heard of Rajinikanth returning to Hindi cinema one was skeptical. After all, the Tamil mega-star is yet to complete his first post-illness project, long in the pipeline ‘Kochadaiyyan’.
Then was he in a position to start another film, and that too with K C Bokadia?
Apparently Bokadia has approached Rajinikanth for a stellar role in his new film ‘The Dirty Politics’. Yes, the same project where Mallika Sherawat plays a character based in Bhanwari Devi, the nurse who was allegedly bumped off by a influential politician in Rajasthan.
Rajinikanth, one hears, would be playing a role specially written for him.
A source very close to Rajinikanth in Chennai said, “Rajini Sir is indeed doing Bakodiaji’s film. They go back a long way. This film, we don’t know what it is called, requires just ten days of Rajiniji’s dates. As soon as ‘Kochadaiyyan’ releases Rajiniji would take up this offer.”
When we contacted Bokadia he said, “Rajinikanth is a very dear friend. He has worked in four of my Hindi films. But at the moment I wouldn’t like to say anything. I had spoken about Mallika playing a central role in ‘The Dirty Politics’, and she had expressed displeasure at the announcement coming prematurely and threatened to walk out. So until I am sure we can make an announcement I’d rather not comment.”
In the meanwhile we hear Mallika Sherawat who has earlier done a film with the other Tamil doyen Kamal Haasan, is mighty kicked at the prospect of sharing screen space with Rajinikanth.