Rajinikanth is currently donning the lead role in Petta produced by Sun Pictures. This film directed by Karthik Subburaj has also Simran, Trisha, Nawazuddin Siddique, Vijay Sethupathi, Bobby Simha, Megha Akash, Sananth Reddy and Guru Somasundaram in the cast. Anirudh is composing the music. This is Rajini’s 165th film. Rajini is donning the role of a hostel warden called Kaali. The story of the film happens in Ooty.
The shooting of the film has taken place in Dehra Dun, Darjeeling and in Chennai. Now the shooting of the film is taking place in Lucknow. Rajinikanth and Vijay Sethupathi are participating in the shooting. At this juncture, there is news that Malayalam actor Manikandan Achari of Kammattipadam fame has also been signed for an important role. He is also participating in the shooting which is now taking place in Lucknow. Manikandan Achari has tweeted, “ “In Lucknow, with Vijay Sethupathi as part of Karthik Subbaraj’s next. I also thanked him on behalf of all Malayalis for the help he provided during the time of the floods.”