Actress Malavika Mohanan, daughter of renowned cinematographer TU Mohanan, is most likely to make her Tamil debut opposite superstar Rajinikanth in his next project with Karthik Subbaraj.
According to the industry grapevine, Malavika has been signed to play Rajinikanth’s pair in the film. Impressed with her work in Majid Majidi’s Beyond the Clouds, in which she played a girl from Dhobi Ghat, Karthik is said to have signed her. Not long ago, reports emerged that Simran plays Rajinikanth’s pair in the project.
The yet-untitled also stars Vijay Sethupathi in a pivotal role. The film, according to several reports, also stars Simran and Bobby Simhaa in crucial roles. While an official confirmation is awaited, the news about them being signed is making waves.
Even before this casting could be verified, fresh reports have emerged that Megha Akash, who made her acting debut opposite Dhanush in Enai Noki Paayum Thota, has been signed for the project. This film marks the Tamil debut of Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who has been signed for a pivotal role.
On teaming up with Rajinikanth, Subbaraj said in a chat with Sun TV recently: “Even though I’ve made four films in my career so far, I grew fascinated towards cinema because of superstar Rajinikanth sir. To get to direct him is the best moment of my life,” Subbaraj said, adding that he plans to go on the floors in the next two months and wrap up the project this year itself.
Asked if the project will be as ambitious as Sun Pictures produced Enthiran in terms of scale, Subbaraj said his film will be quite different from Enthiran. “It’ll be a proper Rajini film,” he said. He also sees collaborating with the superstar will come with its set of expectations and high responsibility. “I see it as an enjoyable challenge.” Anirudh Ravichander has been finalised to compose music.
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