Even as superstar Rajinikanth’s next film is all set to go on floors this month, the filmmakers have not revealed much about the project. For the past few days, there are many names of leading female actors including Deepika Padukone, who were reportedly being considered for the lead role in the film, which is tentatively called Thalaivar 161. Vidya Balan, however, was touted to be the top choice of the filmmakers.
Earlier, when Vidya was asked if she was part of the Rajinikanth-starrer, she had said, “We will know in a while.” Now, the latest buzz in the industry has suggested that she has walked out of the project due to date issues. The filmmakers have resumed their search for the leading lady once again, said reports.
Speculations were rife that she quit the project due to the pressure from the right-wing groups. She was later replaced by actor Manju Warrier in the film. It seems like fans may have to wait a little longer to see Vidya in a south Indian film.
Thalaivar 161 will reunite the Kabali duo, Rajinikanth, and director Pa. Ranjith. The film will be bankrolled by Dhanush’s home production banner Wunderbar Films and is expected to start rolling from the last week of May.