New Delhi: Superstar Rajnikanth may have officially denied that he is joining BJP, but he is doing exactly what PM Narendra Modi wants and dreams of-- Make in India. Rajni decided to give a fillip to PM Modi's Make in India campaign with his Robot 2.0. In his latest, Thalaiva has shunned everything foreign for swadeshi.
Giving out the details of the production of the magnum opus the makers of the film reportedly said that it was the big budget film with a difference as all the technical heads were Indians. The film is slated to release in the coming October and will be simultaneously released in seven languages, both Indian and foreign.
Make in India is very close to PM Narendra Modi and this initiative by the superstar, also fondly called Thalaiva, is being seen as getting closer of the two stalwarts. Robot 2.0 is being hailed as the most expensive film in the history of Indian Cinema with a total cost of Rs 130-crore.
Big budget films have been lapped by the Indian audience and the success of Bahubali is the latest example of this trend. But everything from VFX technology to cinematographer to the make-up artists are mostly from foreign lands. But where Robot 2.0 scores is that everything in it is Swadeshi. Right from the shooting locales to the technology used, everything is Indian.
In one of their meetings, PM Modi had expressed his desire of making the prestigious project using everything Indian and thus setting an example in the entertainment industry that good films with equally good production value can be made in India. And here Rajnikanth scores compared to his peers in the entertainment industry.
Interestingly the group producing the film Lyca Productions is UK-based. But the entire shoot and post-production was done in India. This did shoot the cost of the films but nothing can come in way of two friends. And PM Modi and Rajnikanth certainly have a long way to go.