AVM’s Shankar directed Sivaji with Rajnikanth and Shriya in the lead is making rapid progress. Last Sunday, a scene was shot at the busy Central Railway station in Chennai, which is normally not given out for shooting. In most of the films you will find only Chennai’s Egmore station.
Well, if you are Rajnikanth, then you have the most powerful and the right contacts. The Union Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav, a close friend of Rajni is supposed to have given the green signal for this shoot.
Rajni wearing a grey suit and coolers is shown in an animate discussion with Vivek and M.S.Baskar in a particular shot at the Central Railway Station. An entire platform was cordoned off and the media was not allowed to enter or take pictures though a lot of long shots were taken by those with camera phones.
Earlier, a song with Rajni and Shriya was shot at Ramoji Rao Film city in Hyderabad on a huge set erected by Thotta Tharani resembling Arabian nights dream. A.R.Rahman had given a peppy number and cameraman K.V.Anand shot the song which took six days.
Both Shankar and Rajni hate to shoot in Chennai as the scenes they shoot, will be leaked to the media which will then start the guessing game and put out imaginative stories. But the powerful cinema workers union FEFSI has insisted that the talkie portion of Sivaji be shot in Chennai.