Nawazuddin Siddiqui joins the sets of Rajinikanth starrer Thalaivar 165

Rajinikanth's 165th film, tentatively titled 'Thalaivar 165' is bankrolled by Sun Pictures, who had earlier collaborated with Rajinikanth in Shankar's Enthiran.

Published: 28th August 2018 04:38 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th August 2018 04:56 PM   |  A+A-

Naazuddin Siddiqui on the set of Rajinkanth's 165th film. (Photo | Instagram)

By Express News Service

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is making his Tamil debut with the Karthik Subburaj directorial starring Rajinikanth, took to social media to post an image of him rehearsing his lines for the film.

Nawazuddin expressed his delight in working opposite Rajinikanth in the film that also stars Vijay Sethupathi, Simran, Trisha and Bobby Simha.

Responding to this tweet by Nawazuddin, director Karthik Subbaraj also shared his happiness in welcoming the Sacred Games actor to Tamil cinema.

The film, which is being shot at different locations like Darjeeling and Madurai, is bankrolled by Sun Pictures, who had earlier collaborated with Rajinikanth in Shankar's Enthiran.

Fan made poster of 'Thalaivar 165'

The film also stars actors Sanath and Deepak Paramesh, who were a part of Karthik's previous film, Mercury. With music by Anirudh Ravichander and Tirru helming the camera, the film tentatively referred to as Thalaivar 165, recently shot a song in Binny Mills, Chennai, featuring Rajinikanth.

On a related note Rajinikanth's upcoming next "2.0" will hit the screens on November 29.

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who is essaying the prime antagonist in the film as an eccentric scientist named Richard, on Wednesday tweeted: "Get ready for the ultimate clash, '2.0' on November 29, 2018!"

Rajinikanth returns as scientist Vaseegaran. "2.0" also has Amy Jackson in a supporting role. The music is by Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman.

Stay up to date on all the latest Entertainment Tamil news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp