The much-awaited Pa Ranjith film Kaala starring, Rajinikanth, is receiving a huge response from all the corners of the country. The film is not only receiving appreciation but is also earning huge at the Box Office. The film also stars Nana Patekar, Huma Qureshi, and Pankaj Tripathi. Huma makes her debut in Kollywood with Kaala and it has surely been a proud moment for her on working with superstar Rajinikanth.
Talking about her equation with Rajinikanth on the sets, Huma Qureshi said, “I was completely in awe. He is such a thorough gentleman to work with. And he carries his superstardom very lightly, which is a great quality. I was very amazed and he’d speak to you about his past and acting. One particular day he spoke a lot about Mr [Amitabh] Bachchan and I almost wanted to ask if I could record it (laughs). They’re two stalwarts and to see Rajini sir being so fond of Mr Bachchan is so sweet. One thing that I really learn from him is humility. It is this quality that makes him so loved by his fans throughout.”
Huma Qureshi also shared one of the hardest scenes on the sets and also what left her scared while working with Rajinikanth. The actress reveals why she was scared with Rajini on the sets of Kaala. Talking to India Today, Huma said, “Actually all of them! Also, I’ve been getting a lot of good feedback for the terrace-restaurant scene. I’m really happy with the reception. But, the toughest scene for me was the one where I had to yell at Rajini sir. That was the hardest. I was so scared, but thankfully it was received well. Also, he is a superstar and an amazing actor. It was my sixth day at the shoot and I was trying to get my groove of things. Ranjith gave me a powerful scene and I’m so glad it turned out well.”
Directed by Pa Ranjith, Kaala also stars Eswari Rao, Samuthirakani, Huma Qureshi, Sampath Raj, Sayaji Shinde, Anjali Patil, Manikandan, Dileepan, Pankaj Tripathi, Ravi Kale, Ramesh Thilak, Arul Doss, Aravind Akash, Sakshi Agarwal, Arundhati, Suganya and Nithish. Marathi and Bollywood actor Anjali Patil too would be seen playing a pivotal role in Kaala.
Kaala is said to be a documented story of a don living in the slums of Dharavi. He will play a slum lord turned gangster in the film and is reportedly based on the life of Haji Mastan. The film will also have political overtones.
Besides Tamil, Kaala has released in Telugu and Hindi as well and all the three versions have been receiving a good response.