If the grapevine in Chennai is to be believed we shall see India’s two greatest living icons of cinema together in the same film.
We’re talking about none other than Rajinikanth, the Emperor of Tamil cinema, and Amitabh Bachchan, the Shahenshah of desi entertainment. The two are all set to come together for the sequel to director Shankar’s 2010 blockbuster Robot which became a historic hit in the South.
Most trade specialists felt Robot underperformed in the North because it lacked a pan-India star presence. That lacuna would now be filled. In the sequel to Robot, Big B, a big supporter of the Rajiinikanth school of acting, is being roped in.
Sources say Shankar has conceived “a very khulasa (frank) role for Bachchan Saab in Robot 2.”
The last time that the two mega-stars came together was in 1985 for Geraftaar.
Says a source close to this historic development, “Bachchan Saab and Rajini Sir have immense mutual respect. They have been on the look-out to work together for the longest time.”
Besides Geraftaar the two super-icons created cinematic history in Hum and T Rama Rao’s Andha Kanoon where Amitabh Bachchan had an extended guest appearance.