Now that he has been told by fortune-tellers that the so-called ‘bad times’ are over as per his horoscope/birth chart, superstar Rajinikanth is said to have started the preparatory work on his next film after Kochadaiiyaan.
Rajini’s 3-D animation venture Kochadaiiyaan was earlier planned to be released a few days ahead of Pongal on 10th January but its theatrical release was postponed to April-May at Rajini’s behest as he told the producer that in order to let Vijay’s Jilla and Ajith’s Veeram enjoy a good run at the box-office, the release of Kochadaiiyaan would have to be postponed by a few more months.
Rajini had earlier taken a two-year sabbatical after the release of Baba which released in the early part of last decade. When queried about the gap, Rajini reportedly told that if the time wasn’t ripe, nothing would succeed. He fell ill on the day his Rana was launched on 29th April, 2011 and was to be admitted to a Singapore Hospital from where he returned in July the same year.
Even as no specific date about release of Kochadaiiyaan has been announced, Rajini is said to have kick-started the preparatory work regarding his next film which is most likely to be directed by Shankar.
Though the names of K.S. Ravikumar and K.V. Anand did the rounds as the directors of Rajini’s next film, it appears that Shankar would soon start work on his third film with Rajini!