Meanwhile, Vasanthabalan, an erstwhile associate of Shankar has revealed some interesting facts about Indian.
After watching Gentleman, Rajinikanth called Shankar to know whether the director has any script for him. Shankar narrated the core idea of Indian (the initial title was Periya Manushan). Though Rajinikanth liked the script, he couldnt do it due to his busy schedule.
Later, the script was narrated to Kamal Haasan and eventually Indian happened. But Shankar also had plan C, he thought of casting Telugu actor Rajasekhar for the old man's role and Nagarjuna/Venkatesh for the sons character. Shankars assistants also suggested names like Sathyaraj and Karthik for Senapathy and Chandru respectively.
Interestingly, Shankar was supposed to do Enthiran with Kamal Haasan but later Rajinikanth came on board.
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