'Kushbhu' to star in Rajinikanth’s next

Rajinikanth’s next film, tentatively titled as ‘Thalaivar 168’, will be directed by Siva. Sun Pictures is producing the film. Pre-production works are currently progressing which includes finalizing the cast. Latest buzz is that the makers are in talks with veteran actress Khushbu Sundar for the film.

Khushbu has not been very active in Tamil cinema for the last few years. Except for a few guest appearances in her home production films, it has been a while since she has appeared in full-fledged roles. It remains to be seen if she will be seen as Rajinikanth’s pair or some other important character in the Siva directorial. Notably, the two stars have acted as lead pair in films like ‘Annamalai’, ‘Mannan’ and ‘Pandiyan’.

‘Thalaivar 168’ is said to be a rural-based mass entertainer, something that Rajinikanth has not done of late. On the technical side, the same team of Siva’s last film ‘Viswasam’ has been retained, which includes composer Imman, DOP Vetri and editor Ruben. Shoot is expected to begin early next year.