Deepika Padukone, who is playing the female lead in the upcoming Rajinikanth starrer Kochadaiiyaan, reportedly agreed to do the film because of the legendary actor.
“When Rajinikanth’s daughter Saundarya, who is the director of this film, approached Deepika, the actress agreed to be associated with it without even hearing the concept, script or her role as she felt it was a huge honour for her to share screen space with the legend,” said a source.
She felt it was a great opportunity for her to interact with the star and discuss cinema with him. Also the team felt the performance level required for this film would be justified only by Deepika, sources added.
The film also stars Jackie Shroff and R Sarathkumar and is set to release on April 11.