Is Tamil superstar Rajinikanth planning to bid goodbye to the film industry after his 171st movie, which is to be helmed by Lokesh Kanagaraj.
The speculations have been doing the rounds in industry circles after Tamil filmmaker Mysskin said in an interview that Rajinikanth’s proposed movie with young maverick director Lokesh Kangaaraj may be the last movie of the superstar’s film career.
The director’s comment went viral on various social media platforms. The revelation has taken the social media by storm with several die hard fans of Rajninkanth refusing to believe it.
“No, Thalaiva will not make any such decision,” said one fan. Another fan called for putting an end to speculations. The fans say that the actor never spoke of retirement and hence they will not believe anybody else speaking about his retirement.
The 72-year-old superstar’s next movie to hit the screen will be ‘Jailer’. Directed by Nelson, it is scheduled for release on August 10. The next in the line will be ‘Lal Salaam’ directed by Rajinikanth’s daughter Aishwarya.
Rajinikanth’s 170th film tentatively titled ‘Thalaivar 170’ will be directed by TJ Gnanavel. This will be followed by ‘Thalaivar 171’ which will be helmed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. It is likely to be produced by Sun Pictures.
Director Mysskin revealed that Rajinikanth will be teaming up with Vikram and Kanagaraj for his 171st film. According to Mysskin, Rajinikanth himself had approached Lokesh and evinced interest in collaborating with him.
Mysskin, who is acting in Lokesh’s movie ‘Leo’, added a twist by mentioning that ‘Thalaivar 171’ may be the last movie in Rajini’s career that spanned nearly five decades. He, however, said he is not 100 per cent sure about it.
Rajini’s fans say that rumours about his retirement from films are not new. The talk has been going on since ‘Kaala’ (2018) but the veteran actor continued signing new movies. They hope that the superstar will not stop entertaining them.