Radhika Apte to play Rajinikanth’s ladylove

Radhika Apte, who will be next seen in ‘Manjhi-The Mountain Man’ has been roped in to play superstar Rajinikanth’s leading lady. Best known for her role in South Indian movies like ‘Dhoni’ and ‘Legend’, Radhika has been roped in as Rajinikanth’s heroine for his 159th  film. 

According to a source from the film's unit, "Radhika has been approached to play the leading lady, but nothing has been finalised yet. The first round of talks has happened".

The untitled movie will be directed by Pa Ranjith and will apparently feature superstar Rajinikanth as a gangster. The rest of the cast has not yet been finalised. The movie is expected to go on floors in Malaysia in August this year.

The first shooting schedule will take place in Malaysia in the first week of August. It will be a more than a month-long shoot. Produced by Kalaipuli S. Thanu, the music of the film will be composed by Santosh Narayanan. The film is supposed to release early next year.