Aug 25

Shankar’s magnum-opus Endhiran has already broken many records. If, for a first, the music was launched in Malaysia, the songs of Endhiran were top-sellers in Apple’s iStore in two days’ time. Being the costliest Indian movie ever, Endhiran now has another feather in his cap. The song "Kilimanjaro" from the Endhiran album is a big hit. Sung by Javed Ali and Chinmayee, this song has been shot in the Machu Pichu mountain range. Situated in Peru, this Lost land of the Incas is one of the wonders of the world.

Now if you are wondering what is the connection with James Bond, read along. Machu Pichu is a UNESCO World heritage site and attracts a lot of tourists from around the world. A request to shoot the James Bond movie ‘Quantum of Solace’ was turned down, a couple of years back, as the place is rarely used for shooting. Now aren’t we proud that Endhiran has been shot in the same place where no commercial film has ever been filmed before? That’s how you beat James Bond round and square!

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Aug 24

Leading production and distribution house Seven Arts, owned by G.P. Vijayakumar, will release superstar Rajinikanth’s much-awaited science fiction biopic Endhiran(Robot) in Kerala after buting the rights for Rs. 5 crores, the highest price paid for a film in the state.

While Endhiran, produced by Sun Pictures, is all set to release in September in 2000 screens worldwide, the highest ever for a Tamil film, we hear that director Shankar apparently originally wanted Shahrukh Khan and Kareena Kapoor in the lead roles.

"Shankar was keen to have Khan on board and had even discussed the script with him. Kareena, who always been a SRK fan, thought Robot would be a great opportunity to pair up with Badshah Khan once again. Shahrukh, however, could not do Robot so Kareena stayed out of it automatically," a source said in a leading portal.

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