Rajinikanth, who recently wrapped his shoot for Petta, is all set for his next venture by director AR Murugadoss. As per latest reports about the film, cinematographer Santosh Sivan has been roped in to crank the camera. But there is no official confirmation from the makers of the film.
Cinematographer Santosh Sivan has previously worked with AR Murugadoss in Thuppaki and Spyder. Santosh’s last film with Rajinikanth was Thalapathy, directed by Mani Ratnam.
Earlier it was reported that Sun Pictures withdrew from the AR Murugadoss-Rajinikanth project, due to dissatisfaction with Murugadoss after the Sarkar controversy. Soon after their withdrawal, Rajinikanth was said to have approached Lyca Productions, who might have taken over the project.
It was also said that the news will be officially confirmed after promotions for 2.0 and Petta.
A spokesperson for Rajinikanth told Silverscreen, “Nothing has been confirmed as of now. Sir has just listened to the script from AR Murugadoss and rest of the things are under discussion and not yet finalized. We have a lot of time and our main focus is on 2.0 and Petta.”
“Sometime in December or January, once we are finalized with the team, we will begin the work and an official announcement will be made,” he added.
While all deatils are yet to be announced, the director had earlier hinted in an interview that his upcoming film might be a fantasy venture. It is also expected to be the actor’s last film, before he enters the politics.
Lyca had also produced Rajinikanth’s film Kaala. The production house is currenty bankrolling director Shankar’s Indian 2, starring Kamal Haasan in the lead.