Rajini to play a don?

CHENNAI: Indian superstar Rajinikanth’s next Tamil film is reportedly titled Kabali, and loosely based on the real life of a Chennai mafia don.

“In the film, Rajini sir plays a character called Kabaleeshwaran, and the title Kabali is derived from it.

The story is based on a don from Mylapore in Chennai,” a source from the film unit told IANS. To be directed by Pa Ranjith, the film is slated to go on floors on September 17.

“The initial few minutes of the film will be set in Mylapore, and then the story will shift to Malaysia,” the source said.

Also starring Radhika Apte, Dhansikaa and Kalaiarasan, the film will have music by Santhosh Narayanan. It will be Rajinikanth’s 159th film.