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Rajinikanth's Kochadaiyaan backs out of Cannes

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Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013, 11:33 [IST]

We were first to report that Kochadaiyaan was not going to make into the ongoing Cannes Film Festival. The trailer of the film was supposed to be released at the film festival, but the makers of the film shelved their plans at last minute. But why? This question has been asked by the fans of Rajinikanth, and now we have the answer.

According to the sources, director Soundarya Ashwin was not happy with the trailer. She did not want to release an unimpressive trailer, which could cost them dear. Hence, they decided to cancel their Cannes plans and push the trailer release. The source said, "We were all set to go to the festival, but our director was not happy with the final output of the trailer. She didn't want an unsatisfactory trailer to be released at the festival and, therefore, opted out of the festival."

Rajinikanth's prestigious project Kochadaiyaan created a lot of buzz when it was revealed that the trailer of the film would be released at the 66th Cannes Film Festival. It was said that the makers of the film wanted to publicise the film at the international level.

"It's a big moment in the history of Indian cinema. Rajiniji is as excited as a child about the way Kochadaiyaan has turned out. Technique-wise it takes Indian cinema to another level altogether. Rajiniji has shown the rough cut of the film to his close friends. The other day AR Rahman saw the rough cut and was blown away," the film's co-producer Dr Murli Manohar had announced in April about their plans.

Dr Murli Manohar Adds...

He had also claimed, "He is adamant on going. He has become extremely frail. But whenever anyone mentions his delicate health to Rajiniji he gives the example of Mr Bachchan who has braved the most serious illnesses and done exactly what he wanted and gone exactly where he wanted in his career."

Soundarya Ashwin Tweeted...

Soundarya Ashwin tweeted, "Hey guys ..Trailer shaping out well. Working on more surprises...All efforts are going in to release it asap .Will keep u posted !!"

Deepika Padukone

Bollywood diva Deepika Padukone, who has played female lead in Kochadaiyaan, never opened up on her plans to visit to Cannes. While actresses, who are attending the film festival, have been publicising their visit, the actress was tight-lipped about it.

A Still From Kochadaiyaan

Meanwhile, the makers of the film are doing their best to complete the film at the earliest. The film will be screened to Kamal Hassan before getting released. The Kochadaiyaan team wants to take the Universal Star's inputs.

A Still From Kochadaiyaan

Kochadaiyaan is touted to be India's first motion-capture feature film made along the lines of Hollywood films Tin Tin and Avatar. The film is being jointly produced by Eros International and Media One Global Entertainment.

Topics: kochadaiyaan, cannes film festival, deepika padukone, soundarya rajinikanth, rajinikanth
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Story first published:  Monday, May 20, 2013, 9:18 [IST]
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