Superstar Rajinikanth night flew to the US with his daughter Aishwarya for a routine medical check-up, amid rumours that the 67-year-old is unwell. A reliable source close to the actor has clarified that he is absolutely fine and has gone to the US for a regular medical check-up, just like he was present there last year around the same time. He is expected to return to Chennai on July 10 and will join the sets of his film Kaala two days later.
In Kaala, being produced by Dhanush, superstar plays a slum-lord-turned-gangster and he will also have lines in Hindi and Marathi. The film is tipped to be made as a Tamil-Hindi bilingual and will also be dubbed in Telugu. The project marks the reunion of director Pa. Ranjith with Rajinikanth after Kabali, and it is believed that Kaala revolves around the lives of oppressed Tamils in Mumbai and their fight for equality.
Important sequences of the film will be shot in Chennai’s schedule where the makers have erected a set of Dharavi set on a budget of over a crore. Santhosh Narayana is scoring the music, while national award-winning Sreekar Prasad will take care of editing.
As the film has been mostly shot against the backdrop of Mumbai, the makers have decided to simultaneously shoot the film in Hindi. If not every scene, those featuring Rajinikanth and some key supporting cast will be shot in Hindi. Unlike Kabali, the film won’t be dubbed in Hindi, and Rajinikanth is expected to mouth his lines in Hindi and in Marathi at some key junctures. Also starring Nana Patekar as a politician and Pankaj Tripathi as a cop, the film also features Anjali Patil and Samuthirakani.
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