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Rajinikanth receives bomb threat; Chennai police begins search operation 

News reports said that an anonymous caller dialled 108 and issued the threat against the veteran actor. The cops have yet to confirm if it's a hoax call or not. 

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actor Rajinikanth on Thursday received a bomb threat from an unidentified person. According to news reports, the Chennai police is currently conducting a search operation at the actor’s residence to verify the authenticity of the caller.

According to News 7 Tamil, an anonymous caller on Thursday afternoon dialed 108 and issued a bomb threat to the veteran actor. The police are yet to confirm if it’s yet another hoax call or not. Over the years, several bomb threats have been made against Rajinikanth and each time they turned out to be false.

On the career front, Rajinikanth will be next seen in Annaatthe (2020). The project, which will see the actor play a caring brother, marks his maiden collaboration with director Sivakumar Jayakumar, best known for helming Veeram (2014) and Viswasam (2019). Tipped to be a rural drama, the film also stars Keerthy Suresh, Meena and Khushbhu in key roles. The film was officially launched last December in Chennai in a low-key affair.

Rajinikanth will next team up with director Lokesh Kanagaraj for a yet-untitled Tamil project, which will be bankrolled by Kamal Haasan. The film is expected to be officially launched in a few months.

The actor was last seen playing an angry cop out to avenge his daughter’s death in Darbar (2020), which was directed by AR Murugadoss. Despite grossing over Rs200 crore worldwide, the film turned out to be a damp squib at the box-office. Following the failure of Darbar, it is rumoured that Rajinikanth agreed to reduce his remuneration by half for Annaatthe.