The shooting of the Superstar Rajinikanth starrer directed by maverick director Karthik Subbaraj is currently happening at an educational institution in Darjeeling. The team has been camping there for a few days now and will be moving over to Dehradun for the next leg of shooting.
After they are done with this schedule, Karthik Subbaraj intends to start another schedule in Madurai, where some vital scenes will be canned, say sources. Rajinikanth has allotted a 40-day call sheet for this project.
The film, which is yet to be titled, also has Vijay Sethupathi in a pivotal role with Simran roped in to play Rajini’s lead pair. Others in the star cast include Bobby Simha, Megha Akash and Sanath. Rajini’s nephew and popular music composer Anirudh Ravichander is composing tunes for this venture and it has been confirmed that SP Balasubramaniam will be rendering the intro song for Rajini in it.
Interestingly, all films that featured a Rajini – SPB combo intro song have turned out to be blockbuster hits. The film is being bankrolled by Kalanidhi Maran’s Sun Pictures on a huge budget.
While Rajinikanth is busy with the shooting of this film, his fans are waiting eagerly for the release of the Shankar directorial 2.O which has the Superstar in the lead role. According to the latest grapevine, it is being said that the INR 450 crore magnum opus won’t hit the screens this year.
Now, it is reported that the Malayalam Superstar Fahad Fazil who has gained lots and lots of fans in Malayalam industry through his cult classic films such as Banglore Days , Maheshinte Prathikaaram making his presence in the this Rajinikanth’s untitled film.
He debuted in Kollywood through the recent blockbuster Velaikaaran and it is believed that he will have a role of being a friend of Rajinikanth and will also have combination scenes with Vijay Sethupathi.
Apparently, the makers are eyeing January 2019 release as the visual effects work in the film is taking longer time than expected. Paired with Rajinikanth in 2.O is Amy Jackson and the film has Bollywood star Akshay Kumar paying the main antagonist. AR Rahman is the music composer for this flick with Nirav Shah cranking the camera and Anthony doing the editing. The film is the sequel to the 2010 hit film Endhiran.