Somebody had to speak out as the rumors were becoming murky.
And director K S Ravikumar, the jilted director of Jaggubhai, has done just that.
The director says Rajnikanth has not shelved the movie and it would begin after his forthcoming venture Chandramukhi to be produced by Sivaji Productions and being directed by P Vasu is completed.
Asked about the reasons for postponing the movie, the director says, 'though we began preparations to begin Jaggubhai's shooting, the story needed more polishing before going to the floors. The work was on in this regard.
At this juncture came P Vasu's story which impressed Rajnikanth. Hence Jagguubhai had to be postponed.
"The story for Jaggubhai has shaped up well, but towards the end it needs some fine-tuning as we were keen that it should not remind the audiences of any other earlier movies.
"Rajnikanth was kind enough to come towards me and express his inability to begin Jaggubhai. He was also keen that I get another offer, until he completes Chandramukhi. As it happens, I am now busy with my next venture that would star Ajith in the lead. The movie would go to floors next month and would be released on 14 April, 2005 along with Rajnikanth's Chandramukhi.
"P Vasu is a good director who had combined with Rajnikanth in earlier movies like Mannan and Uzhaipalli. I am sure that Chandramuki too would recreate the magic, Ravikumar points out.
Interestingly he also adds that that as he was in the discussions for Jaggubhai, Kamal had approached him to direct his Vasoolraja MBBS. "Since I was busy with Jaggubhai then, I could not take up the offer. Director Charan who directed the movie did an amazing job of it. However I have no regrets. Now, I am working with Ajith and followed by Jaggubhai with Rajnikanth".
Courtesy : indiaglitz