Yes, reports or rather viral news has been spreading that a television actor has come forward with claims that he served as the dupe for Rajni – not just in action scenes but voice too – in many parts of the flick!
Well, the unconfirmed reports indicate the actor claimed so in his social media page whilst giving ‘thanks’ to the Kochadaiiyaan team for the opportunity and honor of a lifetime.
Apparently, the film makers had used him in many places as substitute for Rajni so as not to completely strain the Superstar physically due to the exhausting shoot. After all, Rajnikanth was, at the time, still recovering from his physical ailments and given the fact that his daughter was directing, it seems like a good explanation.
In any case, the movie which shows only animated digital avatars of the actors ran a pretty powerful promotional campaign advertising the ‘Rajnikanth brand’ for the movie – were the audience cheated when they believed they were watching, at least in some small capacity, the performance of their idol the whole span of the lengthy movie?
Or is just a necessary step that had to be taken that had no major effect on the big picture?