Superstar Rajinikanth who has been on break for a while now due to health reasons is back to business. The star actor was last seen in the mass action entertainer Annaatthe which hit the screens under the directorial of film maker Siruthai Siva. The entertainer did not live up to the expectations. The Baashha actor is currently busy shooting for his upcoming project titled Jailer. Director Nelson Dilipkumar of Beast fame is directing the movie. The project went on floors with a small pooja ceremony earlier this month. The shooting for the drama is happening at a lethargic pace in Chennai. Recently, a video of a police station set up to shoot a few portions of Jailer went viral on social media. Now, we have an interesting piece of information on the project.
Recently, rumors began to float that the production house has approached actress Tamannaah Bhatia to play the female lead role. But we have news that the actress will just play a cameo in the flick. Revealing the info the source said, “It is true that the production house has roped in actress Tamannaah Bhatia. However, she will not be playing the female lead. She is booked for a cameo part.” There are also talks that she will be essaying the role of Rajinikanth’s daughter for a brief portion. The team has not brought any leading lady on board yet. There are whispers that the production unit is in talks to cast actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as the female lead. An official announcement regarding the same is expected to be made soon.
Announcing the commencement of shoot, musician Anirudh Ravichander had shared a poster from the drama last week. The poster has actor Rajinikanth dressed in formal attire. With the hands in the back the actor is seen taking a step in his own style. Stylist Aalim Hakim has been bestowed with the responsibility to make superstar Rajinikanth look young and energetic. Director Nelson Dilipkumar faced a lot of criticism for his previous venture Beast from the fans of actor Vijay. It is said that the director has placed high hopes on this project to win the hearts of the audience again.
Apart from super star Rajinikanth, Jailer has Kannada superstar Shiva Rajkumar in a vital part. The casting of the drama has actors Ramya Krishnan, Yogi Babu, Redin Kingsley, Vasanth Hari, and Vinayakan portraying various other supporting parts. Music director Anirudh Ravichander has once again teamed up with Rajinikanth after Petta and Darbar. Jailer marks the fourth time association of Anirudh Ravichander and Nelson Dilipkumar after Kolamaavu Kokila, Doctor, and Beast. The cinematography department of the movie has been handled by cinematographer Vijay Karthik Kannan. The editing division of the project is handed over to editor R Nirmal. The venture is produced by Kalanithi Maran under the production house Sun Pictures. Chimbu Cine Arts has purchased the theatrical rights of the flick in Tamil Nadu.
On the work front, actress Ramya Krishnan who was last seen on screens in Tamil in Super Deluxe is gearing up for the release of her next Telugu drama titled Liger directed by storyteller Puri Jagannadh in which she has played a vital part alongside actor Vijay Deverakonda. The actress will soon begin to shoot for a Kannada drama christened Shivagami helmed by Madhu Minakanagurki.