- Rajinikanth was last seen in 2021 action film Annaatthe
- Nelson Dilipkumar's upcoming film is Beast, with Vijay and Pooja Hegde
- Anirudh Ravichander will score Nelson and Rajinikanth's upcoming film
Superstar Rajinikanth is set to team up with filmmaker Nelson for his next project, tentatively titled "Thalaivar169", the makers announced Thursday.
The project will mark the first collaboration between the 71-year-old star and Nelson, known for films like the Tamil comedy "Doctor" and the upcoming Vijay starrer action thriller "Beast".
The official Twitter account of Sun Pictures, the production house behind the film, shared a one-minute announcement video of the project, featuring Rajinikanth, Nelson and music composer Anirudh.
"Presenting superstar @rajinikanth's #Thalaivar169 directed by @Nelsondilpkumar and music by @anirudhofficial," the twitter post read.
Nelson wrote he was thrilled to collaborate with Rajinikanth for the film.
"Feeling elated to announce my next film with the legendary superstar @rajinikanth sir, happy to have associated with @sunpictures and my dearest friend @anirudhofficial once again! #respect #humbled #thalaivar169," the filmmaker tweeted.
Rajinikanth was last seen in the 2021 actioner "Annaatthe", directed by Siva.