Keerthy Suresh, Prakash Raj in ‘Thalaivar 168’

Rajinikanth’s upcoming film with director Siva, fondly called as ‘Thalaivar 168’ will have a strong star cast and the latest additions are Keerthy Suresh and Prakash Raj.

In a tweet, producers Sun Pictures said, “We are delighted to announce that for the first time, @KeerthyOfficial will be acting with Superstar @rajinikanth in #Thalaivar168  @directorsiva#KeerthyInThalaivar168.”

Expressing her excitement, Keerthy tweeted: “Extremely happy to announce this magical milestone in my journey .From being awe struck of @rajinikanth sir to sharing screen space with him will be my most cherished memory in my life. Thank you @directorsiva sir @sunpictures 😊🙏🏻#Thalaivar168.”

Keerthy Suresh had bagged various awards and gained recognition on a wider level with her release Mahanati. She played the lead role of actress Savithri and her performance was well-acclaimed. Meanwhile Siva received praises after working with  Ajith in Viswasam.

It’s worth noting that Keerthy’s mother Menaka Suresh had played Rajinikanth’s romantic interest in Netri Kann, which came out in 1981. Recently, Soori has been roped in to star alongside Rajinikanth in Thalaivar 168.

“My biggest dream has come true. It gives so much joy when one gets to click a selfie with Thalaivar. But, I have got an opportunity to appear along with him throughout a film. I am at the peak of happiness,” said Soori.

The film which will have music by D Imman and is likely to be a Deepavali release in 2020. The film is likely to go on floors on December 12, which happens to be Rajinikanth’s birthday.