It is heard that director Shankar is holding the shooting of Endhiran (also referred to as Enthiran and formerly known as Robot) on East Coast Road.
Actually, the Endhiran crew should have been filming a few scenes pertaining to Rajni and Aishwarya Rai in Kulu Manali as per their original schedule, but this change of plan is because Aishwarya Rai is working in Kerala in Mani Ratnam’s Ravana and Ashokavanam. So Shankar decided that he will go ahead with the portions involving Rajinikanth without waiting for the slender and beautiful Aishwarya Rai.
We have to appreciate Shankar’s empathy and patience. He has been making quite a lot of adjustments in Endhiran’s schedule for Aishwarya Rai’s sake – he feels grateful to her for agreeing to act in his film despite her preoccupation with Mani Ratnam’s bilingual. Also, one cannot help marveling at Shankar’s ingenuity and flexibility; if one plan goes down, there is always a plan B or C for him and they have all been very meticulously planned.
But the industry is surprised as this could be the first time a Rajinikanth film is facing change of schedule due to a heroine’s non-availability! Well, there is not much sting in this surprise as the heroine in question is Aishwarya Rai! It is also heard that this stop-gap action will be for two weeks; a considerable portion of the film which involves Rajinikanth will be shot during this period.