Shooting dates of `Raana` to be announced in December

Updated: Oct 03, 2011, 08:17 AM IST

Chennai: The shooting dates of tri-lingual `Raana` featuring Tamil superstar Rajnikanth and Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone would be announced in December.

The statement from Mumbai-based Eros International -- producers of the film -- came amid reports that the production of the movie was abandoned after Rajinikanth suffered from exhaustion on April 29, the first day of the shoot of `Raana,` and was admitted to hospital.

Stating that they do not want to rush Rajnikanth, who is now recuperating after getting treatment for a kidney ailment, Eros International Media Managing Director Sunil Lulla said, "it is a proud project for us and we don`t mind waiting to be a part of this ambitious project with Rajinikanth, as we want him to rest for some more time".

"Hence we have decided to take the decision on the shooting dates in December 2011. The shooting of the film has been delayed as Rajinikanth became unwell, after the start of the shooting of the film," he said.

"We have delayed the start of the shooting, as we don`t want to rush him (Rajinikanth) to start the film shooting immediately, as the film has Rajini playing triple role and has some stunning stunt sequences," the film`s director K S Ravikumar said.

The movie would be released in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu languages and Oscar winner A R Rahman would compose music for the film.