The shooting of Raana was stalled due to ill health of Rajnikanth. Since Raana was a historical film Rajni was supposed to ride the horse and fight with swords etc. The doctors advised not to act in these kinds of sequences. Hence this project was dropped.
Then it was announced that Rajni will be acting in a film titled Kochadaiyan. His daughter Soundarya will be directing this film under the supervision of director K S Ravikumar. A R Rahman is composing the music for this film. Vidhya Balan, Deepika Padukone, Anushka and Katrina Kaif were considered for female lead roles. Finally there is confirmed news that Katrina Kaif was signed for the female lead role.
Sneha is donning the role of Rajni’s sister in the film. Aadhi is also donning an important role in this film. The shooting of the film is commencing on 19th of this month at AVM Studios. A special pooja will be conducted at the Pillayar Koil located in the Studios. Important film personalities will be participating in this event. Then scenes pertaining to Rajnikanth and Sneha are to be shot. The shooting of the film will continue next week in a bungalow located in ECR.