Having started his film career as a villain, Gopichand returns to the antagonist's role after 16 years. He was last seen playing a negative role in the Telugu film Yagnam (2004).
Telugu actor Gopichand to play the antagonist in Rajinikanth’s Annaatthe
Chennai - 09 Mar 2020 14:58 IST
Updated : 15:53 IST
Popular Telugu actor Gopichand has been roped in to play the antagonist in Rajinikanth’s upcoming Tamil film Annaatthe.
While an official announcement about Gopichand being signed for the project is awaited, sources from the film’s unit confirmed the news.
Having started his film career as a villain, Gopichand returns to playing the antagonist after 16 years. He was last seen playing a negative role in the Telugu film Yagnam (2004).
The project marks Rajinikanth’s maiden collaboration with director Siva, best known for helming Veeram (2014) and Viswasam (2019).
Tipped to be a rural drama and bankrolled by Sun Pictures, the film also stars Keerthy Suresh, Meena and Kushboo in key roles. The film was officially launched in December 2019 in Chennai at a low-key event.
Annaatthe, which will have music by D Imman, has already been slotted for a Diwali 2020 release.
Rajinikanth was seen on screen earlier this year in Darbar (2020), directed by AR Murugadoss. The film featured Rajinikanth in the role of an angry cop who sets out to avenge his daughter and marked his return in the role of a police officer after 25 years.
Meanwhile, there are reports that Rajinikanth will team up next with director Lokesh Kanagaraj for an as-yet-untitled Tamil project which will be bankrolled by Kamal Haasan. The film is expected to be officially launched in April.