For a while, Shankar had Shah Rkh Khan, Bollywood's favorite stud muffin, locked in to play the lead male role in Robots. But late last month, Kahn opted out of the role, allegedly because the script was "not convincing." And so the search continues.
Bloggers and rumorists chatter fearfully about the possibility that Shankar might not do the film at all. Which is a really big deal, because 1. It would be one of the only Hindi films by the Tamil director; 2. It has a giant budget; and 3. Hopes abound that this futuristic sci-fi flick will make it big, not just in Bollywood but in Hollywood, California.
The details of the unconvincing plot have yet to be divulged.