Rajinikanth is arguably one of the biggest stars in the Tamil film industry. And, very soon, he will be beginning work on a film with young filmmaker Karthik Subbaraj. The yet-to-be titled project has already created a buzz amongst fans and could turn out to be quite an experience for the ‘Thalaiva army’. Now, it seems that the interest surrounding it is going to reach new heights.
The buzz is that Bollywood star Nawazuddin Siddiqui will be playing the antagonist in this one. Yes, you heard it right Nawaz could be locking horns with Kollywood’s biggest cultural icon soon. Apparently, Karthik met him in Mumbai recently and expressed a desire to cast him in the film. Nawaz is quite a versatile actor and, if this works out, it could add a new dimension to the film.
Interestingly, in 2016, Karthik had praised Nawaz’s performance in Raman Raghav 2.0 and asked him whether he is interested in acting in Tamil films.
“@Nawazuddin_S am a filmmaker from Tamilnadu and a big fan of u… Do u have idea of acting in a Tamil film anytime,” he had added.
On a related note, this is a busy time for Rajini. He currently has 2.0 and Kaala in his kitty. 2.0 is a sci-fi thriller and has been directed by Shankar. It is a sequel to the 2010 release Enthiran and will see Rajini reprise his Chitti character from the first part. It also features Amy Jackson and Akshay Kumar in the lead. As far as Kaala is concerned, it is a crime-drama and has been directed by Pa Ranjith. In it, Rajini will be seen alongside Bollywood actor Huma Qureshi and veteran actor Nana Patekar. As far as Nawaz is concerned, he will next be seen in the romantic-thriller Genius.
So, are you excited about Nawaz working with Rajini? Comments, please!