Superstar Rajinikanth has teamed up with Karthik Subbaraj for upcoming Tamil action-thriller Petta. Rumoured to be playing a professor with a violent past, Rajinikanth has rejoined the sets of the film in Lucknow after a schedule.
Predominant portions of the film have been shot across a few locations in North India. There were rumours that Rajinikanth went to Lucknow as part of his political journey but his manager via a statement clarified that he had gone to shoot Petta. The title and motion poster of the film were released last week to mixed response.
The film, which marks Subbaraj’s first-time collaboration with Rajinikanth, also stars Trisha, Simran and Bobby Simhaa in crucial roles. Best known for his performance in award-winning Tamil films such as Aaranya Kaandam and Joker actor Guru Somasundaram is the latest addition.
If the industry grapevine is anything to go by, then Megha Akash, who made her acting debut opposite Dhanush in Enai Noki Paayum Thota, has also been signed for the project. 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 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 is composing the music. If everything goes as planned, the film is being planned to be released early next year.
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