Malavika Mohanan to romance Rajinikanth

Majid Majidi heroine is now playing a key role in director Karthik Subbaraj’s next starring Rajinikanth.

Malavika Mohanan, daughter of popular cinematographer KU Mohanan, who made her Hindi debut with Majid Majidi’s first Indian production, ‘Beyond the Clouds’, as Ishaan Khatter’s sister, is now set for a Tamil debut.

Reports say that she is the female lead opposite Rajinikanth. The film is being directed by Karthik Subbaraj, who has previously helmed the widely acclaimed gangster-comedy Jigarthanda. The film also marks Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s foray in Tamil cinema.

Unlike her character from the Dhobi Ghat in Majidi’s film, she will be seen in a glamourous avatar in this light-hearted action-drama, one of the most expensive films ever made in Tamil, they add. The film, which is set for a pan-India release, will also be dubbed in Hindi.