Rajinikanth will start shooting for his portion in his upcoming film with Pa Ranjith from mid of June. The film is yet to be titled by the makers and is being produced by Dhanush K Raja. Buzz is that the story of the film will be a gangster war again, alike Kabali. The makers were on the lookout for an actress to cast opposite Rajinikanth and the search has come to an end.
Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi has been signed on for this untitled film. The makers of the film made an official announcement which said, “The makers were looking for someone with a strong screen presence as it’s a performance oriented role. Huma will play Rajinikanth’s love interest. She is really excited. They start shooting in Mumbai from May 28 and Huma will start prep soon.
Gangs of Wasseypur or Dedh Ishqiya, Huma Qureshi wooed the audience with her stellar performance. It would be interesting to watch her act alongside Thalaivar. Earlier to this, Vidya Balan, who was supposed to work with Rajinikanth in Lingaa and Kabali, was approached for the role. However, the actor walked out of the project due to date issues
To be produced by Dhanush’s Wunderbar Films, the yet-untitled film has music by Santhosh Narayanan of Kabali fame. While reports suggested that the film was based on gangster Haji Mastan, the makers released a press release and quashed the baseless rumours. Thalaivar 161 is expected to release next year.