Reports say that superstar Rajinikanth has recommended Ajith Kumar’s name to Shankar to be cast in Enthiran II, the planned sequel by Shankar and Rajinikanth after their super-successful Enthiran: The Robot which sent cash registers ringing in theatres all over the globe where it was screened.
The sequel is said to be planned to be made at an all-time high expense of Rs.200 crores. Shankar, who had prepared the script and screenplay of the sequel, is said to have shown the same to Rajini during the on-going shoot of Lingaa and got his consent to star in it.
However, Rajini’s doctors say that Rajini should be extremely careful and avoid ‘high-risk’ action sequences and extremely hard-work.
Rajini would be completing the shoot of Lingaa by August and it was expected that he and Shankar would commence the shoot of Enthiran II long before the year 2014 draws to a close.
Shankar is now concentrating on the post-production work of his upcoming Vikram-Amy Jackson starrer Ai. Shankar is said to prefer casting Rajini and not any other hero in the sequel. He is said to have told Rajini that he would wait till he completed shoot of Lingaa and gets ready after taking considerable rest.
Reports further state that Shankar hasn’t responded positively to Rajini’s suggestion to cast Ajith Kumar in his place in the sequel as he is wary of the fact that no Tamil hero barring Rajini would manage to collect more than Rs.100 crores at the box-office. In fact, Enthiran II would have to turn out to be a record-breaking blockbuster as its budget is estimated to be close to Rs.200 crores!