'Kochadaiyan' will be released for Deepavali this year, superstar Rajinikanth, the hero of the film told mediapersons at the Chennai airport before he left for London in the early hours of March 17.
Her daughter Soundarya Aswin who helms the project accompanied Rajinikanth. He and Soundarya boarded the British Airways flight to London which left the airport at 4.30 a.m. Director K.S. Ravikumar, who overseas project and assists Soundarya and a 20-member team also left for London on the same flight.
The first schedule of shooting in London may last 20 days.
Talking to mediapersons at the airport, Rajinikanth, who plays Kochadaiyan, said his daughter Soundarya directs the film. This will be a new experience for him. Soundarya is a person with great intellectual abilities (in his words, sirantha arivali). "I am proud of her and very happy to act under her direction," he said.
To a query, he replied "You are not going to see old Rajini in Kochadaiyan, you are going to see Rajini as suparaana superstar. The film will be very good. Viewers will enjoy watching it. We have so organized that the film will hit the screens on the occasion of Deepavali this year. Kochadaiyan will be a Deepavali feast. The shooting will go on for 20 days in London. Songs and dances and other important scenes will be filmed in London," he said.
According to reports that had appeared in newspapes, Rajini and his team were supposed to leave for London on March 21.His plan to reach London four days earlier was kept a closely guarded secret. Still, a large number of fans had gathered at the airport.