The character is played by Aravind Aakash.

Ranjiths Kaala has a character named after RajinikanthDigital Native
Flix Kollywood Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 18:58

Kabali director Pa. Ranjith’s Kaala is shaping up very well. The film’s promising cast has caught everybody's attention. What's more interesting is the names of the characters in the film. One of the characters is called Beemji (Pa Ranjith's Twitter handle named after Ambedkar). 

The latest updae is that actor Aravind Aakash, last seen in Arun Vijay’s Kuttram 23, has landed a key role in Kaala, and his character is named after Rajinikanth’s original name, Shivaji Rao Gaekwad. In the film, he plays a Marathi policeman.

Speaking to Times of India, he said, “I play the role of a Marathi policeman in the movie. And the best part is that the name of my character in the movie is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad (which is Superstar Rajinikanth's real name). There cannot be a bigger irony than this. I have started shooting for the role, but haven't been able to meet Thalaivar still. After all, it takes time to meet God himself.”

Aravind immediately said ‘yes’ when he was approached with the offer. “There are so many actors who are dying to work with Rajini sir and when I got the opportunity, how could I refuse,” he said.

In the film, produced by Dhanush, superstar plays a slum-lord-turned-gangster and he will also have lines in Hindi and Marathi. 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. 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. Santhosh Narayan is scoring the music, while national award-winning editor Sreekar Prasad is also on board.  

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