Thalaiva kicked off 40-day schedule in city with action scene on Grant Road; moved to Dharavi, Wadala yesterday to film crucial portions
South superstar Rajinikanth started shooting for his next, Kaala Karikaalan, in the city on Sunday afternoon in a crowded alley of Grant Road. After a late night wrap-up, the team moved to Dharavi and Wadala yesterday to can crucial scenes. Aware of Rajini’s massive following, a thick blanket of security was thrown around the set.
A unit hand said, “The story cuts across several years and the look of characters changes accordingly. It is a challenge for the stylist to maintain costumes, make-up and hairstyles. Director Pa Ranjith wanted actors whose performance could add layers to the film. Casting Nana [Patekar] and Huma [Qureshi] alongside Rajini was apt.”
The shoot will take place at several locations, including South Bombay (Kala Ghoda, Marine Lines), Wadala and Dharavi. “It’s a story about a boy who makes it big in the world of crime. He operates from Dharavi, which is why the place plays a pivotal part in the narrative. The team will shoot in Mumbai for the next 40 days and then leave for an extensive schedule in Chennai,” reveals the unit member.
Day one ended with a little party on set with cakes and snacks on the menu. Huma is also planning a small bash for the team next week, we hear.