When one heard of Rajnikanth returning to Hindi cinema one was skeptical. After all, the Tamil mega-star is yet to complete his first post -illness project the 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 Rajnikanth 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.
Rajnikanth, one hears, would be playing a role specially written for him.
One got in touch with a source very close to Rajnikanth in Chennai who said, `Rajni 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 Rajniji's dates. As soon as Kochadaiyyan releases Rajniji would take up this offer. `
When we contacted Bokadia he said, `Rajnikanth 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 Rajnikanth.