Aishwarya Rai is perhaps having the busiest time of her life after agreeing to act in Mani Rathnam’s bilingual and Shankar’s Endhiran simultaneously.
A few weeks ago, director Shankar gave her a break to participate in the filming of Ravana/ Ashokavanam (tentative titles of Mani Rathnam’s bilingual) while he carried on filming other scenes that did not involve her. Now, with Mani Rathnam’s first schedule getting completed on December 17th, Aishwarya Rai will promptly return to Endhiran on December 18th.
Aishwarya’s husband (Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan), hero of Ravana, who had also been filming with her in the dense forests of Kerala, will leave for Mumbai.
In the meantime, Shankar had successfully completed a good portion of Endhiran (also referred to as Enthiran and formerly known as Robot), unrelated to the former beauty queen. He held the film’s shooting in a very secretive manner in Goa and several parts of Chennai. Soon, the crew will move to Kulu Manali for their third round of shooting.
PS: Shankar even thought of holding his third round of shooting in Top Slip to save Aishwarya Rai the trouble of travelling all the way from Kerala to Kulu Manali, but later decided against it and gave her a complete break.