It is rumoured in Kollywood circles that national award-winning actress Vidya Balan is likely to be paired opposite superstar Rajinikanth in his upcoming film to be directed by Pa. Ranjith and produced by ‘Kalaipuli’ S. Thanu.
A formal announcement about the film was made a couple of days back, setting to rest all the speculations about it. Though he announced spoke of all the technicians to work in the film, it didn’t state who would be Rajini’s heroine and the rest of the cast other than Rajini.
It was later reported in sections of the press that Dinesh of Attakathi fame might get to play a prominent role in the film.
Initially, it was said that there would be no heroine opposite Rajini who reportedly plays a Malaysia-based don in the film. Later, it was said that Rajini would indeed have a pair but there won’t be any duet songs for them.
Commenting on this, Thanu said, “There would definitely be a heroine opposite Rajini Sir but we haven’t yet finalized the name. However, I can assure that Nayantara won’t be the heroine of the film!”
Sources close to Thanu say condition of anonymity that Vidya Balan is in the reckoning to play Rajini’s heroine. It may be recalled that Vidya’s name also did rounds during the making of Kochadaiiyaan and the now-abandoned Rana a few years back.