Instead of celebrating Kaala's release in Chennai, Rajinikanth has taken off to Darjeeling to shoot for Karthik Subbaraj's next.
Superstar Rajinikanth has always been a workaholic, throughout his career. His film, Kaala, directed by Pa Ranjith, released today in over 2000 screens across the globe.
The Superstar was at the Bagdogra airport yesterday, from where he took off for the hill station.
His second daughter, Soundarya Rajinikanth, took to Twitter to confirm the same. She wrote, "Right now from Poes Garden our Thalaivar is off to start filming his next .. #MultipleRoles #One&OnlyThalaivar #KaalaFromJune7th (sic)"
As the much awaited Kaala has finally hit the theatres today across the world in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, superstar Rajinikanth airdashed to Darjeeling on Wednesday evening in order to start shooting for his next as-yet-untitled project directedby Karthik Subbaraj, best known for helming critically and commercially acclaimed films such as Pizza, Jigarthanda and Iraivi.
The project, which marks Rajinikanth's second collaboration with Sun Pictures after the Shankar-directed 2010 blockbuster Enthiran, started rolling on Monday. Rajinikanth, who reached Darjeeling via Siliguri, West Bengal yesterday, is expected to begin filming for his portions from Wednesday. For the past two weeks, Karthik Subbaraj and cinematographer Tirru were on a recce exploring some picturesque locations in the Himalayas. Sources say the team also scouted locations in Nepal's capital city Kathmandu for a significant portion of the movie.
A photo-shoot featuring Rajinikanth in various costumes was conducted in Sun Network's premises in Chennai on Saturday. The first principal schedule of the film is expected to go on for a month. The makers have identified a college in Darjeeling, which is located in the lower Himalayan range, to shoot the month-long first leg.
While it is quite habitual for Rajinikanth to undergo frequent rejuvenation trips to the Himalayas, his favorite destination, a section of media claimed that there could be some spiritual elements in the story. Subbaraj quickly clarified that there is no such thing in the movie and added that it would be an absolute treat for Rajinikanth fans.
Vijay Sethupathi, who made heads turn with his villain role as Vedha in last year's blockbuster Vikram Vedha, will lock horns with Rajinikanth in the film, which marks his third full-fledged collaboration with Karthik Subbaraj after Pizza and Iraivi.
Talking about sharing the screen space with Rajinikanth for the first time in his career, Vijay had earlier said to media, "I'm one of the huge fans of Rajini sir's screen presence and his acting. There's a difference between how you see him on screen and how I observe. I would learn some minute details by watching him perform. I would also like to enjoy his acting by witnessing it first hand on sets."
Anirudh Ravichander will score the music for the project which marks 'Kolaveri Di' composer's first association in a film starring Rajinikanth.