The lethal combination of south sensational superstar Rajinikanth, Aamir Khan and filmmaker Shanker that was in pipeline since many months has failed to click! Readers may recall earlier there were reports about the trio Rajinikanth, Aamir Khan and Shanker coming together in Shanker’s sequel to his earlier super hit film ROBOT, however now the buzz is Aamir Khan has opted out from the mega project.
Aamir Khan, who was bowled over by Shanker’s brilliance in ROBOT, had expressed his wish to work with Shanker. Hence when Shanker began work on the sequel of ROBOT -2, he wrote a powerful antagonist role keeping Aamir Khan in mind. Shanker in an interview had confessed, “Since Aamir Khan had expressed to play a villain in the sequel of ROBOT I wrote according to Aamir Khan’s desire and Aamir was quite excited about the role.”
He added, “For the past six to eight months I have been having meeting with Aamir and even Rajini sir had attended few of these meeting but unfortunately since Aamir Khan prefers to do one film at a time he has decided to go ahead with DANGAL, deserting my film.”
A source close to Shanker said, “Shankar sir has completed the script of Robot 2. He is now looking to put together a great team like the one that made the first part and work on the project seems to be picking up pace."
It may be note ROBOT (2010), was one of the most expensive Indian movies and was released in three languages – Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. The science thriller was critically acclaimed and received positive responses across the country and overseas.