Nawazuddin Siddiqui starts filming for Tamil debut Thalaivar165, starring Rajinikanth

FP Staff

August 29, 2018 14:27:46 IST

Nawazuddin Siddiqui garnered immense praise for his portrayal of gangster Ganesh Gaitonde in Sacred Games and is currently awaiting his upcoming release Manto, where he plays controversial poet Saadat Hasan Manto. He will also make his Tamil debut with Thalaivar165.

The actor posted a picture from the sets of the film with the caption: 'Rehearsing my lines for my first Tamil movie #Thalaivar165 Delighted to be working with the Superstar #Thalaivar'

Director Karthik Subbaraj also welcomed Nawazuddin Siddiqui to Tamil cinema:

This is the first time that the actor will be seen sharing screen space with the Tamil superstar Rajinikanth and will reportedly essay the role of his arch rival in the film.

Apart from Nawazuddin, the film also features Vijay Sethupathi, Bobby Simha, Simran, Sanath Reddy, Munishkanth, Megha Akash and Deepak Ramesh in pivotal roles.

The shooting for Thalaiva 165 began in June in Dehradun, and is being bankrolled by Sun Pictures.

(Also read: Rajinikanth may be paired with '90s actress Simran in Karthik Subbaraj's upcoming film: All you need to know)

Updated Date: Aug 29, 2018 14:27 PM