Nearly a month after he left for the US due to medical emergency, superstar Rajinikanth is expected to return to India on July 20, two days prior to the release of his film Kabali. While his trip still remains a mystery amidst rumours that he had undergone a surgery, legions of his fans are eagerly looking forward to his return. While reports claim that he had gone for a regular health checkup, some sources claim that he had gone for a kidney transplant.
In Kabali, the 65-year old star plays his age and will be seen as a gangster who fights for Malaysian Tamils. In his recent interview to The Hindu, director Pa. Ranjith clarified that Kabali should be not viewed as a sequel to Baasha just because Thalaivar plays a don in both the films. He also said he has tried his best to not let the superstar’s image supersede that of the actor.
Also starring Radhika Apte, Kishore, Dinesh, Dhansikaa and Winston Chao, the film also features Rajinikanth as a 35-year old for about 20 minutes in the flashback portions.
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