Mumbai: South star Rajnikanth, who had been in and out of hospitals for a greater part of last year, has now been given a clean chit by his doctors. This has paved the way for him to don his daredevil mantle all over again. As a result, Rajni has decided to perform the stunts himself in daughter Soundarya's Kochadaiyyan.

Earlier it had been decided to simulate the stunts through a cinematic device known as the performance-capturing technique. Given his health scare, the doctors had advised Rajni against physical exertion. But the star had put his foot down arguing that no computer would do the acting for him.

Producer Murli Manohar confirms, "Rajniji is fine now and in perfect physical condition. He will be performing a lot of his own stunts now but the performance-capturing technique will also be used."

No cheating

A source adds, "Soundarya is opposed to the idea. But Rajniji doesn't want to cheat his audiences. He says he feels better than ever before."

The star will perform several stunts including those on horsebak. The source also informs, "Since we can't stop Rajniji, there will be health and action experts to ensure he doesn't get carried away and overdo the stunts."