Bollywood queen Vidya Balan is said to be the front-runner to star opposite superstar Rajinikanth in Pa Ranjith’s next film. This will be her debut into Kollywood in a lead role as well as the first time she will be starring with Rajinikanth. This is the second collaboration of Rajinikanth and Ranjith. The actor-director duo delivered 2016’s biggest blockbuster, Kabali!!
This film is also special for another reason as it will be produced by Rajinikanth’s celebrity son-in-law Dhanush on his home production banner Wunderbar Films. Dhanush said he was proud and honoured to produce a Rajinikanth film, which will begin post the completion of India’s biggest sci-fi movie, 2.0.
Kabali is a gangster drama, featuring Rajinikanth in the title role. The film follows the story of an ageing don in Malaysia who seeks redemption, after coming out of jail, where he had been locked up for about 20 years. The film had Radhika Apte as the female lead along with Dhansika, Dinesh Ravi and among others in the pivotal roles.
Rajinikanth is currently busy with Shankar’s 2.0, a sequel to his 2010 film Enthiran. The actor finished dubbing for the film in Chennai. The film, which is being made with a whopping budget of 350-crore, will hit the screens worldwide this Diwali.