Soundarya Rajinikanth's second directorial venture Velaiilla Pattadhari 2 (VIP 2)  is ready for release and she says she never felt the need to have her superstar father Rajinikanth in the film, even in a special appearance.
The movie VIP 2 is a sequel to the 2014 comedy-drama VIP and stars Dhanush, Kajol, Amala Paul, Vivek, Saranya Ponvannan and Samuthirakani. Soundarya made her directorial debut with the motion-capture film Kochadaiyaan, which featured her father. The film went on floors last year in December. With VIP 2, Kajol is making a comeback in the Tamil film industry after two decades. In the movie, Kajol plays a suave businesswoman, and there will be different shades to her character.


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When asked if there was a temptation to have him on board VIP 2 in any capacity, Soundarya said, "Whatever the script demands, the director has to do that. This script didn't demand anything like that so we didn't even think of something like that. No." Soundarya was speaking at the trailer launch of VIP 2 here last evening.


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She said that directing Rajinikanth in Kochadaiyaan was a very memorable experience. "Everyone who comes in the film industry wants to direct a film with my father. So, I was blessed to do that. I think there is comfort level when you work with family." 
Dhanush, who was also present at the launch, praised his sister-in-law, Soundarya, and said she has a long career ahead of her as a director as she is very good with her craft.
"'VIP' was made as a small film but it suddenly turned out to be big. Soundarya made 'VIP 2' much bigger than what it is on paper. She has really taught me about production designs and everything. I've learnt so much from her. She is a very fine talent," he said.
The film is scheduled to release on July 28.


(With Input from PTI)