Rajinikanth’s Thalaivar 170 : Bollywood’s Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is the latest actor to join Rajinikanth’s star-studded next Thalaivar 170. Lyca Productions announced the addition on Tuesday.
“Welcome to the Shahenshah of Indian cinema. Mr. Amitabh Bachchan on board #Thalaivar170🕴🏼#Thalaivar170Team will reach new heights with the one and only pure talent. @SrBachchan,” they wrote.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and super star RajiniKantlast worked together in the family drama Hum (1991). Thailaivar means they will be together for the first time in 32 years. Although they did not work together, Amitabh was always an ardent supporter of Rajini’s work. He even attended the press conference of Robot, which was also attended by Amitabh’s daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai.
The currently untitled film, backed by Lyca Productions, was announced in March. It is directed by TJ Gnanavel of Jai Bhim fame. “I am doing my 170th film with director Gnanaveli and Lyca, which will be a huge entertainer with a social message,” the 72-year-old actor told reporters at the Chennai airport before leaving for Thiruvananthapuram.
“I am planning to shoot for my 170th film… The title of the film is yet to be decided,” Rajinikanth said.
Anirudh Ravichander is involved in composing the music for the Tamil film produced by Subaskaran. The film stars Fahadh Faasil and Rana Daggubati along with Rajinikanth, Lyca Productions announced on microblogging site X on Tuesday. It also stars Ritika Singh, Manju Warrier and Dushara Vijayan.
Rajinikanth was recently seen in Nelson director Jailer. The film, which was released in August, became a box office hit. The veteran actor said the film was a “triumph beyond expectations”.
Rajinikanth’s upcoming films also include an untitled project with Lokesh Kanagaraj and daughter Aishwarya Rajinikanth’s Lal Salaam. Amitabh Bachchan was last seen in Brahmastra, Goodbye and Uunchai. His next few publications are Ganapath and Kalki 2898 AD.