Aravind Akash as the ‘real’ Rajinikanth in Kaala
Superstar Rajinikanth is currently shooting in Mumbai for his upcoming movie Kaala. This gangster flick is directed by Pa Ranjth, marking his second consecutive film with the superstar after Kabali.
Kaala is about a guy from Tirunelveli, who runs away in his childhood to Mumbai to become a powerful don living in the slums of Dharavi. Rajinikanth is playing the titular role in the movie.
Aravind Akash, noted for his roles in movies like Chennai 600028, Mankatha etc is essaying the role of a Marathi police officer in the film. Interestingly, his character in the movie named as Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, which, as we all know, is the actual birth name of Rajinikanth. Such a big opportunity for the youngster to act alongside the superstar and that too with his real name.
Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi has been roped in to play the female lead. Multiple national award winner Nana Patekar is playing a pivotal part in the film. He will be seen in the role of a cunning politician who works against the interest of Tamils in Mumbai, who are headed by Rajinikanth’s Kaala.
Samuthirakani, Anjali Patil, Sukanya, Ramesh Thilak and Sampath Raj are also part of the cast.
Rajinikanth’s son-in-law and actor Dhanush is producing Kaala under his banner Wunderbar Films. The movie will be dubbed and released in Hindi and Telugu as well. The makers are planning to wrap up the shoot by the end of the year and are planning to release it by mid 2018.