Before the release of Superstar Rajinikanth’s ‘Kochadiiyaan’ a rumour was doing rounds which said that most of the scenes in the film that used motion capture technology, were canned with television actor Jeeva, who can perfectly imitate the Superstar.
It was also said Jeeva was used to avoid straining the veteran star who started working on the film just after completing a surgery for his ailment.
The news did not grab the attention of many, thanks to the frenzy over the release of a Superstar film after a gap of almost four years. But now actor Jeeva has confirmed in his official social networking page that he has indeed performed as a dupe for Rajinikanth in the magnum opus.
The latest status update of Jeeva states that “Very proud to worked in Kochadaiyaan as [Mr .Rajinikanth dupe Jeeva] Thank god and Human god Thalaivar Rajinikanth ,Director Sowndarya Rajinikanth and ks ravikumar sir and our Entire kochadaiyaan team. I’m Wearing Thalaivar s Dress.”
Though Jeeva has not mentioned anything about the extent to which he replaced the Superstar in the film, rumors have started emerging that Jeeva was made to perform in the place of Rajini for some difficult scenes including the fight scene with the lead heroine Deepika Padukone.
We will have to wait and watch how the ‘Kochadiiyaan’ team is going to react for this.