South India’s superstar Rajnikant’s latest flick Sivaji saw phenomenal success. Just after days of its release, its makers had announced the dubbing of the movie in various other languages to cater to the stars vast and diversified audience. However Rajini refused to spoof Big B for a song for the bollywood version.
The filmmakers have decided to re-shoot one important song in the film where Rajni has to spoof three Bollywood stars, Dev Anand, Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, to woo his girlfriend Shreya Sharan. Sources close to the star say that, ” Rajini was really excited to redo the song for the hindi version since it would mean a lot to his fans back here in bollywood. He also loved the concept considering that the song in Tamil, where he imitated Kamal Hassan, MGR and Sivaji Ganeshan, was a huge hit. However, Rajni refused to spoof Bachchan, saying that he would not like to imitate someone as great as the superstar. It is a well-known fact that both Bachchan and Rajni run a mutual admiration society.”
The source further adds, “So, Shankar had no option but to replace Amitabh Bachchan with Shammi Kapoor. Now Rajni’s song will have him trying to woo Shreya by mimicking Dev saab, SRK and Shammi Kapoor.”
With music by A R Rahman, the film is scheduled for year end release.