Coming: The Terminator - Arnie as the rogue in Rajinikanth's Enthiran
CHENNAI: Big news is here. Hollywood's most sought-after action star Arnold Schwarzenegger of Terminator fame will act alongside Tamil superstar Rajinikanth in Enthiran 2, a sequel to Rajini's sci-fi.
"Arnold was impressed with the storyline of Enthiran 2 and agreed to be a part of the film, ” director Shankar told the press. Enthiran 2 wil have a budget of Rs 150 crore. Arnie the champ will be cast as the villain (robot) in the land of stunts. Of unusual assets, and an outlandish upbringing, the role fits his filmy persona even as he recently returned to the big screen replaying the eponymous character after his gubernatorial duties in California saying, "I told you I'd be back (Terminator Genisys)."
Arnie will be in India for 25 days, likely in January. Chennai is not new to him. Production may take two-and-a-half years to complete. Aamir Khan and Deepika Padukone are also reportedly likely actors in the sequel. English girl Amy Jackson may be one of the three heroines. AR Rahman will be a part of the film this time too.
The original Enthiran (Enthiran meaning robot) is a Tamil science fiction film directed by S Shankar, starring Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in lead roles, and Denzongpa. Songs were composed by AR Rahman. Enthiran became the top-earning Indian film of 2010 and the second highest-grossing South Indian film of all time. The plot is about a scientist's struggle to control his creation. The scientist and the emotional robot are played by Rajinikanth. The robot falls in love with the scientist's girlfriend played by Aishwarya Rai. Enthiran bagged two National awards.