Rajini flies to Mumbai on SRK’s request!

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan will undoubtedly be the happiest man on earth today as Tamil superstar Rajinikanth will reportedly be in Mumbai to shoot for `RA.One`.

Yesterday we had the news of Rajini’s Chitti avatar appearing in SRK’s Diwali release and that Shah Rukh was planning to send the portions of Rajini’s role shot with a duplicate to the superstar’s family so that they could shoot the veteran actor’s close up.

But the latest news is that Rajini decided to fly down to Mumbai despite being advised by the doctors and his family to keep away from work at least till November. The Tamil actor will be shooting at Subash Ghai’s Whistling Woods Studio in Mumbai.

Talking to a tabloid, a source revealed, "The earlier plan was to shoot at Ramoji Rao studio in Hyderabad on October 4. But Rajni sir thought Gandhi Jayanti would be a more appropriate date to resume work. He thought shooting in Mumbai made more sense since the film is in Hindi."

"The `RA.One` team thought shooting at Whistling Woods was safer, since Ghai is an old friend of Shah Rukh`s and would ensure the shoot went off smoothly," added the source.

However, Rajini’s daughter Aishwarya refuted the news and said that her father wasn’t shooting for `RA.One`.

Even the `RA.One` team is keeping mum on this issue but Oscar Award winner sound designer Resul Pookutty has indeed confirmed Rajini’s visit. He said, "I am excited that Rajni sir will be part of Ra.One. The thought of seeing both superstars (Rajnikanth and Khan) come together in one frame is exciting."

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