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Thursday, July 5, 2007

Shankar’s Robot to rock Bollywood

Shankar might come back with a bigger bang after Sivaji. With grander plans for the dream factory, Shankar seems ready to set Bollywood on fire with a universal plot that might make a big blip on the Hollywood radar.

A sci-fiction with a fetching title, Robot might have Hrithik Roshan’s fans asking for more. The story doing the rounds in industry circles is that Hrithik might don the lead role if his dates match with that of the other ‘big’ players on the cards.

Kollywood sceptics who pooh poohed the idea of a science fiction (Shankar has been talking about this project for a while now) may soon sing another tune.

If you were staggered by the extravaganza called Sivaji - The Boss, rumoured to have cost Rs 60 crore, then prepare yourself to be awed as the next project may cost three times more.

“Such figures are chicken feed given the fact that corporates are entering movies in a big way,” said an actor.

“And with Hollywood opening up to Indian talent with projects such as Shantaram, there is plenty of market potential,” felt a trade analyst in Mumbai.

The film may call for plenty of CGI (Computer Graphics Imaging), but then Shankar underwent his trial by fire when he shot Sivaji. India has proved her mettle in the field of animation and digital effects so Shankar might have no qualms about his latest venture, said an industry source.

However, the director, who went abroad for a well-earned holiday a week before the release of Sivaji on June 15, is expected back in Chennai in the next couple of days. The question is will Shankar bring greater fame to Kollywood with his Robot?



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