Shankar may remake `3 Idiots` in Tamil

Mumbai: Filmmaker Shankar, whose eagerly awaited film `Robot` is being touted as the costliest movie ever made, is planning to make the superhit Aamir Khan starrer `3 Idiots` in Tamil.

When asked about it, Shankar said he was in talks for the project.

"I am too busy with the release of Rajinikant-Aishwarya starrer `Endhiran` and only after that is done, I can speak about this project," the director told reporters.

The Aamir Khan-starrer, which garnered over Rs 300 crore at the Box Office, is being remade in Tamil and Telugu.

Speaking about `Endhiran`, which is also being released in Hindi and Telugu as `Robot`, Shankar said the idea of the film came to him when he decided to make a film on non-living objects.

"This Robot is close to humans," he said adding the film dwells on human relationships. "It is about seeing ourselves in the mirror," he added.

Shankar, who last directed Rajinikanth in `Sivaji – The Boss`, admitted his first choice was Kamal Hassan. "I wanted to start the film in 2000, but things could not be put in
place," he added.

Lauding Aishwarya`s efforts, Shankar who directed her in `Jeans` earlier, said Ash would write all her Tamil dialogues in English a day before and come to the sets next morning well prepared.

"She is a thorough professional. Ash knows the whole film, what scenes we had to shoot in a particular day, costumes as well as the lines of her co-star," the director said.

When asked about `Robot` being the costliest movie of the Indian film industry, Shankar said the movie was priceless in terms of hard work put in by the team and not in terms of
budget.

PTI

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