In Rajinikanth’s Kaala, Huma Qureshi doesn’t play his love interest

Huma Qureshi won’t be seen playing Rajinikanth’s wife in Kaala. Instead, she will essay a character called Zareena.

regional movies Updated: Jun 13, 2017 11:52 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Sandeep Acharya
Hindustan Times, Chennai
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Huma Qureshi is not playing Rajinikanth’s wife in Kaala.

Superstar Rajinikanth’s Kaala marks the Tamil debut of actor Huma Qureshi, and she has already started shooting for the project. She plays a character called Zareena, but she won’t be paired as Thalaivar’s love interest. Contrary to rumours that she plays the leading lady, we have learnt that Tamil actor Easwari Rao plays Rajinikanth’s pair in the film. While Huma will be essaying a key role, she won’t be seen romancing Rajinikanth.

As the film will be predominantly 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 in some key junctures. Also starring Nana Patekar as a politician and Pankaj Tripathi as a cop, the film also features Anjali Patil and Samuthirakani.

Dhanush is bankrolling the project and there are rumours that he might play the younger version of his father-in-law in the film which will shine the spotlight on the lives of oppressed Tamils in Mumbai. With the film’s shooting going at brisk pace, the makers are finding it extremely difficult to avoid leaks, especially pictures from the sets. The title track of Kaala, which has music by Santhosh Narayanan, has also mysteriously surfaced online.

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First Published: Jun 13, 2017 11:49 IST