Thalaivar 170: Fahadh Faasil, Rana Daggubati join Rajinikanth's next, fans say ‘this can't get bigger'
Fahadh Faasil is the latest to join Thailaivar 170 after star Rana Daggubati, music director Anirudh Ravichander and director TJ Gnanavel.
Over the weekend, a string of actors came on board Rajinikanth's Thailaivar 170. Now, North 24 Kaatham star Fahadh Faasil is the latest to join the movie. The last announcement noted that Rana Daggubati was part of the movie. On Tuesday, Lyca Productions took to social media to announce the new entrant. (Also read: Rajinikanth shares honest review of Jailer at success meet, says Anirudh's music made film better: 'It was average...')
"Welcoming the incredibly versatile talent Mr. Fahadh Faasil on board for #Thalaivar170 #Thalaivar170Team gains a powerful new addition with the astonishing performer #FahadhFaasil joining them," they wrote. The post also shared a black and white photo of the actor in a black shirt.
Fans of Fahadh were happy about the development. “Stunning team! This cant get bigger! Fahadh, Rana and Thalaivar sharing screen???? Screaming! I am afraid this might end up being one of my all time favourite,” wrote one. "Epicly #Thalaivar170 just got elevated. One of my many personal favourites being roped in. Keep it coming @LycaProductions," wrote another.
Earlier, Baahubali star Rana Daggubati, Manju Warrier, Ritika Singh and Dushara Vijayan were also announced as members of the team. Ritika wrote in a tweet, “Damn! I'm not even able to see through my tears right now. An opportunity to share the screen with Rajni Sir and the entire stellar cast and crew of #Thalaivar170 is straight out of my dreams and I'm immensely grateful for this opportunity! What a momenttt!”
Anirudh Ravichander, who worked with Rajinikanth in Jailer, with Vijay in Leo and most recently with Shah Rukh Khan in Jawan, has also joined the team as the film's music director.
TJ Gnanavel is the film's director. He has previously made movies such as Suriya-starrer Jai Bhim.
Rajinikanth also has Thalaivar 171 in the works. The film will be directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, who is known for his films like Master, Kaithi, Vikram and Leo.
Rajinikanth was last seen in action film Jailer. Directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, Jailer hit the screens worldwide on August 10. It crossed ₹650 crore worldwide collection in mid-September.
The Rajinikanth film also starred Vasanth Ravi, Tamannaah Bhatia, Yogi Babu, Ramya Krishnan and Vinayakan in key roles. The film also marks the Tamil debut of Kannada superstar and late actor Rajkumar's son Shiva Rajkumar. Jackie Shroff and veteran Malayalam actor Mohanlal also make special appearances in the film.