The last time they got together was for Andha Kanoon in 1983. This time they come together again in a most unexpected way. The two legends Amitabh Bachchan and Rajnikanth are both attending Cannes in May this year.
While Big B is representing his first Hollywood film The Great Gatsby, Rajnikanth will be unveiling the trailer of his new film Kochadaiyaan at the Festival.
The film’s co-producer Dr Murli Manohar confirms Rajnikanth’s presence in Cannes. “It’s a big moment in the history of Indian cinema. Rajniji is as excited as a child about the way Kochadaiyaan has turned out. Technique-wise it takes Indian cinema to another level altogether. Rajniji has shown the rough cut of the film to his close friends .The other day A R Rahman saw the rough cut and was blown away. ”
Kochadaiyaan will be completed on July 15. The release date is to be decided by the end of May.
Apparently Rajnikanth has been advised against long air travel. But he is in no mood to stop himself from making that long journey to Cannes this May.
Says a source close to the project, “He is adamant on going. He has become extremely frail. But he takes inspiration from Big B who has braved the most serious illnesses and gone exactly where he wanted in his career.”