Signed Karthik Subbaraj-Rajinikanth film without listening to script, says Vijay Sethupathi
In February this year, it was officially announced that superstar Rajinikanth will team up with Karthik Subbaraj next. Post the announcement, a thrilled Subbaraj took to Twitter and wrote: “Really can’t express my happiness in words. My most treasured dream come true moment. Thanks a lot Thalaiva Rajinikanth and Sun Pictures.”
In April, the makers announced that Vijay Sethupathi, who shares a long-standing relationship with Karthik Subbaraj, is also part of the project and will be seen in a crucial role. While it’s rumoured that he plays the antagonist, neither Vijay nor the makers have confirmed it.
In his latest interview to a Tamil daily, Vijay opened up about sharing screen space with Rajinikanth. Apparently, he revealed that he signed the project without even listening to the script, thanks to the relationship he shares with Karthik. He said that he didn’t worry about the story because he blindly trusts Karthik. On working alongside Rajinikanth, he said that he will learn from the 67-year-old star as a silent observer from the sets.
With the yet-untitled project slated to go on the floors from June, rumours made the rounds that actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is most likely to play the antagonist. Reports emerged that when Subbaraj had gone to Mumbai to promote his latest release Mercury, he met Nawazuddin and pitched the story of his next project with Rajinikanth. Even before these reports could be officially verified, Nawazuddin’s manager clarified no such development took place. He even said that the makers didn’t even approach them in the first place. This rumour was followed by the reports that Vijay Sethupathi has been roped in to play the baddie.
In his chat with Sun TV recently, Subbaraj had said directing Rajinikanth is the best moment of his life. “Even though I’ve made four films in my career so far, I grew fascinated towards cinema because of superstar Rajinikanth sir. To get to direct him is the best moment of my life.” He also sees collaborating with the superstar will come with its set of expectations and high responsibility. “I see it as an enjoyable challenge.”
The said film, incidentally, will be bankrolled by Sun Pictures, best known for producing Enthiran.
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