"Lingaa", "Yennai Arindhaal"
"Lingaa", "Yennai Arindhaal"IB Times India

Even as Shankar's magnum opus "I" is yet to hit screens, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the director's next project.

Shankar is known for making films with grandeur and the director has a fantastic track record of hit films. He has worked with some of the biggest stars in the Tamil film industry including Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan, Vijay and Vikram. There are always huge expectations from his films even before they go on floors.

For the last few weeks, there has been a huge buzz as to who will team up with Shankar for his next project. Speculations are rife that the director is keen to start the sequel to his 2010-blockbuster flick "Endhiran" with Rajinikanth.

Recently, there were rumours doing the rounds that Shankar narrated "Endhiran 2" and another story to Rajinikanth. Sources have said that the superstar might be okay the second one in which he will get to play a dual role – as the hero and the villain -- reported Sify. However, there is no official confirmation in this regard.

It is also being said that Shankar has written a fresh script for Ajith and might team up with the actor if Rajinikanth does not give his nod for his project. If the director teams up with Ajith, it will be their first time together.

As of now, there is no official word on Shankar's next project. The director is waiting for the release of "I," which is slated to hit the screens on 9 January. He is expected to announce his next film only after the release of "I."

On the other hand, Ajith is busy with Gautham Menon's "Yennai Arindhaal," which is confirmed for Pongal release. The film, touted to be an action thriller, will have Ajith playing the role of a police officer. The shooting of "Yennai Arindhaal" is in its last leg and is expected to be wrapped up soon. After completing the film, Ajith will join hands with "Siruthai" Siva for a new film. Details about the film's cast and crew are yet to be revealed.