After spending two weeks in the US for a medical check-up and a short holiday, superstar Rajinikanth is back in Chennai and has joined the sets of his upcoming film Kaala. Along with his daughter Aishwarya, Rajinikanth left for the US on June 27 after wrapping up the first schedule of his film with Kabali director Pa Ranjith.
Important sequences of the film will be shot in the Chennai schedule, where the makers have erected a set of Dharavi on a budget of over a crore. In Kaala, Rajinikanth will also have dialogues in Hindi, and the makers don’t intend to dub those lines in Tamil as it will appeal to non-Hindi speaking audiences as well.
The film also stars Huma Qureshi, Nana Patekar Anjali Patil, Samuthirakani and Pankaj Tripathi. Nana Patekar will be seen playing a ruthless, conniving politician and his face-off with Rajinikanth will be the film’s highlight.
In the film, being produced by Dhanush, the superstar plays a slum-lord-turned-gangster and he will be seen in a very powerful role. The film is tipped to be made as a Tamil-Hindi bilingual and will also be dubbed in Telugu. The project marks the reunion of director Pa Ranjith with Rajinikanth after Kabali, and it is believed that Kaala revolves around the lives of oppressed Tamils in Mumbai and their fight for equality. Santhosh Narayanan is scoring the music, while Sreekar Prasad will take care of editing.
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