Anything Rajinikanth does keeps half of the country on tenterhooks. The legendary actor will be seen next in sci fi thriller 2.O that is a sequel to Enthiran, where he plays a dual role of a scientist and his lookalike android. Akshay Kumar is playing the primary antagonist in the movie, which is directed by Shankar. The movie is scheduled to release in 2018. However, that is not the only Rajinikanth movie to come out next year.
For there is also Kaala, the gangster drama helmed by Kabali director Pa Ranjith and produced by Thalaiva's son-in-law and actor Dhanush. Kaala has Rajinikanth play a migrant who comes to Mumbai from Tirunelveli, who rises up to become a slumlord ruling Dharavi in the '80s. He will also be a dedicated family man too, going by the leaked picture of what appears to be the family picture of Kaala in the movie. Interestingly it would be Brahmotsavam actress Easwari Rao who will be playing Rajinikanth's wife in the movie. This makes us wonder what role Huma Qureshi, who was thought to be the female lead in the movie, has to play here, as she doesn't feature anywhere in that family picture.
Kaala features an ensemble cast that also has Bollywood veteran Nana Patekar playing the antagonist, a conniving politician often at loggerheads with Rajinikanth's character. The movie also stars Anjali Patil who recently impressed us in Newton, Samuthirakani, Sayaji Shinde, Sukanya, Sampath Raj, Aravind Akash and Pankaj Tripathy. The movie was shot in Mumbai, and elaborating on the Mumbai schedule, a source close to the project had earlier revealed, "Most of the Mumbai portions were shot outdoors and the team had a tough time managing the crowd. They were always at the risk of a shot or pictures from the shoot being leaked.”
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