It has already been confirmed that superstar Rajinikanth’s next film after Kaala will be with Karthik Subbaraj. In February this year, Sun Pictures officially announced that they’re proud to be associated with Rajinikanth’s next film with Karthik Subbaraj.
In April, they confirmed that they have signed up Vijay Sethupathi for a crucial role in the film.
According to the industry grapevine, it is learnt that Simran and Bobby Simhaa are the new entrants to the project. While an official confirmation is awaited, the news about them being signed is making waves. Both Vijay Sethupathi and Bobby Simhaa are very close to Subbaraj, and have worked with the Pizza filmmaker on multiple occasions.
It was previously reported that Bollywood's Nawazuddin Siddiqui had been approached for playing the antagonist and Karthik is said to have met and pitched the story to Nawazuddin while promoting his film Mercury in Mumbai. But, the Gangs of Wasseypur star did not to give his nod.
Later, it was announced that Vijay Sethupathy has been roped in to play the main antagonist in the film. Speaking about coming on board, in his latest interview to a Tamil daily, Vijay Sethupathi said he trusts Karthik Subbaraj blindly and hence signed the project without even reading the script.
Rajinikanth currently awaits the release of Kaala, which has been directed by Pa. Ranjith and it’s his second time collaboration with the superstar after Kabali. The film, confirmed to hit the screens on June 7, is believed to revolve around the lives of oppressed Tamils in Mumbai and their fight for equality. Produced by Dhanush, Kaala also stars Nana Patekar, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil, Huma Qureshi and Samuthirakani in pivotal roles.
Shankar’s 2.0, a sequel to Enthiran, was supposed to originally hit the screens on April 27. The release of the magnum opus, rumoured to be made on a lavish budget of Rs. 450 crore, has been deferred once again owing to high VFX work.
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