Superstar Rajinikanth has two films lined up for release this year – Pa Ranjith’s Kaala and Shankar’s 2.0. Kaala is being released on June 7th, 2018 worldwide in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi and is gearing up for release now. However, there is no clarity on the sci-fi thriller 2.0 which has been in the studios for more than 6 months now. Superstar Rajinikanth has also signed another film which will be difretced by Karthik Subbaraj and will be bankrolled by Sun Pictures. Said to be an action-drama, the yet to be titled film will have music by Anirudh Ravichander. However, the makers are yet to announce the rest of the cast in the film.
While all this is happening, the buzz in Tamil film circles is that actor Simran has been signed on opposite Rajinikanth in this film and soon an announcement would be made. If this materialises, this will be the first time Simran would be acting alongside Rajinikanth in a film in her illustrious career. Earlier too, many names did rounds about this which included Trisha Krishnan, Meena and few others, however, nothing was confirmed. Well, one can only wait and watch if this will materialise and the makers will indeed sign her on.
The makers had also announced that the film will also feature Vijay Sethupathi in an important role in the film that will star Rajinikanth in the lead role. This will be for the first time that Vijay Sethupathi will share screen space with superstar Rajinikanth and will be one of the biggest projects of his career. It was earlier being reported that Vijay Sethupathi would be seen playing the antagonist in this Rajinikanth starrer, and the latest developments only confirm these reports. Besides this film with Karthik Subbaraj, Vijay Sethupathi will also be seen in Mani Ratnam directorial Chekka Chivantha Vaanam which is a multi-starrer.