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It’s official! Jet Li not part of Rajinikanth’s Kabali

There were strong rumours that Chinese action- hero Jet Li was to be part of Rajinikanth’s Kabali. But that was just a rumour. He will not feature in the film.

regional movies Updated: Dec 31, 2015 18:13 IST
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Kabali has been shot extensively in Malaysia and hence the makers wanted to rope in a foreign actor to play the baddie in the film. But that didn’t happen.(JetLi|Kabali (Facebook))

Contrary to reports, Chinese action star Jet Li will not be featuring in superstar Rajinikanth’s Tamil gangster drama Kabali. The movie, incidentally, is on the verge of completion.

“It’s just a rumour that has been going around. The team did think of bringing an international actor on board, but it definitely wasn’t Jet Li,” said a source from the film’s unit.

Since a large portion of the film is set in Malaysia, the makers wanted to rope in a foreign actor to play the baddie. However, things didn’t fall in place, added the source.

Read: Kabali would bring back Rajinikanth the actor, Ranjith

Also starring Radhika Apte, Kalaiarasan and Ritwika, the film is being directed by Pa. Ranjith and produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu. The makers are planning to release the film on April 14 next year.

First Published: Dec 31, 2015 18:11 IST