Superstar Rajinikanth has returned to Chennai last night after wrapping up a 12-day long shooting schedule of his upcoming film Kaala Karikaalan in Mumbai.
Directed by Pa Ranjith, Kaala thus brings Rajini and Ranjith together for the second time in two years after the duo combined for the first time to deliver last year’s colossal hit film Kabali. Santhosh Narayanan, who impressed in Kabali, scores the music of Kaala as well which has Bollywood’s Huma Qureshi pairing up opposite Rajinikanth in her debut movie in Kollywood.
Ranjith insisted that sequences of the film, which reportedly show Rajini as a Mumbai-based (good-willed) don, be shot in real-life locations as a result of which Rajini and the crew shot in Wadala, Dharavi and other places infested mostly by Tamils who had been living in these localities for several decades now.
Rajini was back in Chennai last evening after wrapping up the 12-day long first schedule of the shoot. Rajini’s arrival was expected with huge interest as he had spoken about his probable political entry prior to leaving for Mumbai; scribes and fans were waiting for him at the Airport in huge numbers.
Rajini would take a break for two weeks and would leave for Mumbai again to commence the next schedule of shoot from 24th June after which the crew would return to Chennai to shoot in Poonamallee.