Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger has been signed on by director Shankar for his film Enthiran 2 with Superstar Rajinikanth. While there were doubts about whether they would be able to get him on board due to his exorbitant salary, director Shankar got him to sign on for Enthiran 2.
The latest we hear from sources is that Arnold Schwarzenegger has been allegedly signed on for whopping US$15 million for just 30 days of shoot. The makers were reportedly debating between Schwarzenegger and Wolverine star Hugh Jackman. Jackman is very popular in India as well but he seems to have a bigger market in A centres and cities. Rajinikanth however is loved across the board. Keeping this in mind, the filmmakers wanted someone who would cater to the masses too. Thus, they zeroed in on Schwarzenegger.
Schwarzenegger’s recent release Maggie hasn’t set the box office on fire. Now he has signed 478 with director Elliott Lester. The movie will start rolling in December.
Shankar’s Enthiran 2 is a very ambitious project that has a lot of VFX work involved. It is set to go on floors in January 2016 and is likely to take two years to release. The movie is being produced by Lyca Productions.