Actress Huma Qureshi, who is making her Tamil cinema debut with upcoming gangster drama Kaala, will not be seen playing superstar Rajinikanth's heroine in the film, an informed source said.
"Huma is not playing Rajini sir's love interest in the film. Actress Easwari Rao plays his pair, while Huma will be seen in a pivotal role," the source from the film's unit said. In the Pa. Ranjith-directed film, Huma plays a character called Zareena.
"Huma helps Rajinikanth take on Nana Patekar, who plays a ruthless politician. Contrary to rumours, she doesn't play his pair," the source added. In "Kaala", Rajinikanth plays a slum lord-turned-gangster and it's his second successive collaboration with director Ranjith after last year's "Kabali".
Nana Patekar will play the prime antagonist in Rajinikanth's upcoming Tamil film Kaala Karikaalan. Nana Patekar plays a conniving, ruthless politician and he takes Rajinikanth head on. It's a very powerful role and audiences are going to love the face-off between him and Rajinikanth.
Pankaj Tripathi, who is best-known for films like Gangs of Wasseypur and Omkara will be seen as a cop. The film, which is being produced by Dhanush, also stars Anjali Patil, Pankaj Tripathi and Samuthirakani. Santhosh Narayanan is composing the tunes.
(With IANS inputs)