Rajinikanth's Rana, which was supposed to take off in mid-October, has been postponed to January 2012. The movie has been delayed, as the superstar is not fully recovered yet.
KS Ravikumar has clarified that Rana has not been shelved. He says that the multilingual movie has been pushed to January 2012. The filmmaker claims that Rajinikanth needs to be 100% fit, as the roles he is doing in the movie is physically demanding.
Rajinikanth will be doing three roles in the historical flick. The actor has to ride horses and he has to wear costumes, which approximately weighs 25 kilos, says KS Ravikumar. Though, the superstar is willing to star, the director is not keen to take risks, he adds.
He assures that the makers of the film will announce the shooting date in December. Meanwhile, Rajinikanth has taken part in the shooting of Shahrukh Khan's multilingual movie Ra.One. His portions were shot yesterday in Mumbai.
Rana is a historical movie, which is jointly produced by Soundarya Rajinikanth and Eros International. Oscar Award winner AR Rahman will score the music for the film and Rathnavelu will handle the camera. The movie also features Ileana D'Cruz in the key role.