Eros International Media Ltd (Eros International), India's largest integrated film studio has announced the commencement of the shoot of Rajinikanth's RANA on 29 April 2011. Directed by K.S. Ravikumar, the film's shoot will commence with a puja by Rajinikanth along with the cast and crew in Chennai to mark the auspicious occasion.
Announced earlier this year, RANA will be a live action magnum opus with Rajinikanth playing triple role and will be released in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu. Along with Rajini, the film stars Deepika Padukone, Ileana D'Cruz and Sonu Sood.
Speaking on the occasion, Director Mr. K.S Ravikumar said, 'RANA has a strong story, a very interesting ensemble cast coupled with super star Rajinikanth in a triple role and promises to have some stunning visual effects that will surely take Indian cinema to the next level.
Mr. Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International Media Ltd added, 'It is indeed a proud moment for us and we are very excited to be a part of this ambitious project with Rajinikanth, one of the most popular actors of all times. We are expecting this to be a landmark film for all those associated with this project'.
The music for the film is being scored by A R Rahman, director of photography Ratnavelu and editing would be done by Antony. The technical director is Soundarya Rajnikanth, of Ocher Visual effects UK, a subsidiary of Ocher Studios Pvt Limited, and Charles Darby of Eyeqube Studios, renowned visual effects luminary and an Emmy award winner, is the creative and special effects director on the film. The film is scheduled to release in FY 2012.
Eros International along with NextGen Films will produce the film through Rana Production Ltd., UK.