Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger is all set to make his Indian film debut. Tamil filmmaker Shankar has signed the Terminator star for his sci-fi sequel, Enthiran 2 . He will be flying down for the film’s first schedule in January to play a rogue robot.
“Arnold and I discuss a lot of Indian movies. He attended the audio launch of my Vikram starrer, I , and told me that he wanted to work in Tamil films. He was impressed with the storyline of Enthiran 2 and agreed to be a part of the film,” Shankar told Mumbai Mirror .
The Hollywood actor will be in India for 25 days. His final dates are reportedly being locked around Rajinikanth’s schedule who will also be reprising his role in the sci-fi drama . Rajini is currently filming Pa Ranjith’s Kabali, in Chennai, in which he plays an ageing don.
The makers had been chasing actors like Aamir Khan and Deepika Padukone for other central roles in the film.
Shankar’s earlier film, the Rajinikanth starrer Enthiran ( Robot in Hindi, Robo in Telugu), was touted as India’s most expensive film, until SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali broke the record. The movie bagged two national awards.
Enthiran was the story of a scientist and his robot Chitti who turns against him, while Enthiran 2 is said to be a superhero film, a sci-fi adventure, a triangular love story with bits inspired from the Ramayana.