It is not easy being the daughter of the biggest Superstar India has ever had. For every move you make and every step you take is watched, observed and scrutinised brutally. Soundarya Rajinikanth, however, has handled it all with so much class that it is hard not to admire this lady with the charm of a child and the heart of a lion. Bold, honest and hardworking, Soundarya Rajinikanth is one person who will not hesitate to speak her mind even during tumultuous times.
Speaking to SouthScope, Soundarya says, ” My film is a live action film. I’m in the process of locking the script, pre-production and casting now. This has nothing to do with dad. I’m a visual person. So, my films will have a lot of visually exciting moments. I have a great cameraman on board. Jomon John, who did Charlie and who is doing Gautham’s film, will be the cameraman for my film. Sean Roldan will be scoring the music. I will make the other announcements at the right time but what I can tell you now is that Dhanu sir is producing the film.”
So, how long has she been working on this script?
“I have been working on this script for about four months now and it is a process that evolves. First it is scribbles, then it becomes scenes that are not connected and then it assumes a screenplay format. It evolves into a script. I have been working with my brother-in- law Dhanush. He is my senior professionally. He is a successful film personality and he has this sense of audience. He knows their pulse very well. There is a team that I have created. We brainstorm and bounce off ideas. I narrated the script to Dhanu uncle recently and he loved it. Now, I have been sitting down to plan the cast.”
More importantly, have you narrated your script to the Superstar?
“Yes and Appa loves it!,” she says excitedly. “Appa has this set of inputs which he shared. He is thorough. He is a guru of all. Appa is someone who is particular about logic. He considers it very important. One thing I have learnt about my dad is that he moves on with time. He is not stuck in a generation that he came from. He is someone who keeps growing and adapting and moving on with generations. So, he saw the script in his mind as today’s film. There were some ideas that he gave which we have incorporated in the film. He is very much a part of my film,” she signs off.