Kabali pair superstar Rajinikanth and director Ranjith are reuniting for a new project which is being produced by Dhanush under his home banner Wunderbar Films.
Tipped to be another gangster saga, the yet-untitled project, according to reliable sources, will go on the floors from May 28 in Chennai. Although originally planned to be shot in Mumbai, the makers have decided to shoot a predominant portion in Chennai and shoot some general scenes in Mumbai.
It is also believed that the team is recreating the popular Dharavi slum in Chennai on a budget of nearly Rs. 5 crore. "The set work has already begun and it should be completed in the next two weeks. The principal shooting will commence in Chennai from the last week of May. The makers are targeting next year April for release,' a source said.
Most of the Kabali technical crew will be retained for this project as well. It is believed that Sean Roldan, who was originally considered for the project post his terrific work in Power Paandi, has been pipped by Santhosh Narayanan, who was the first choice on Ranjith's mind. Vidya Balan is the front-runner for the leading lady but it hasn't been officially confirmed yet.
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