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Keerthy Suresh teams up with Rajinikanth for first time in Thalaivar 168  


Sun Pictures on Monday announced that Keerthy has been signed as the leading lady of Rajinikanth’s next film with director Siva.

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actor Keerthy Suresh on Monday, 9 December, said she considers sharing screen space with Rajinikanth in his upcoming Tamil film as a magical milestone in her career.

Sun Pictures on Monday announced that Keerthy has been signed as the leading lady of Rajinikanth’s next film with director Siva.

Currently dubbed Thalaivar 168, the project is expected to go on the floors later this month. Yesteryear actress Meena has also been signed for an important role.

“Extremely happy to announce this magical milestone in my journey. From being awestruck of Rajinikanth to sharing screen space with him will be my most cherished memory in my life. Thank you director Siva and Sun Pictures,” Keerthy tweeted.

There are also reports that Jyotika has been signed to play one of the leading roles. The rest of the cast is yet to be revealed. The project marks the maiden collaboration of Rajinikanth and director Siva. D Imman has been finalised to compose the music.

Meanwhile, Keerthy Suresh currently has four projects in her kitty. She awaits the release of Telugu film Miss India (2020). Keerthy also has a yet-untitled Telugu sports romedy with director Nagesh Kukunoor. The film also stars Aadi Pinisetty in a crucial role.   

She will also soon commence shooting for her Hindi debut film Maidaan (2020) opposite Ajay Devgn. Directed by Amit Sharma and produced by Boney Kapoor, the biopic will also chronicle our national football team’s glory from 1950 to 1963. While Devgn will essay coach Syed Abdul Rahim’s role, Keerthy will play his wife in the film.