Superstar Rajinikanth had started shooting for his 168th film titled Annaatthe in December last year. The actor along with his co-stars Prakash Raj, Keerthy Suresh and Nayanthara shot for the film till February this year. Post that they had to stop production because of the coronavirus crisis.
The makers were initially looking forward to a Diwali release but now that does not seem to be possible. With the entertainment industry slowly getting back to its feet, Annatthe makers planned to resume shooting from October 23. However, their plans have once again hit a roadblock.
Reportedly, the film has 40 days of shoot remaining and they planned on wrapping up the project by year end. However, according to reports, the producer Kalanithi Maran has now called off the shoot keeping in mind the safety of the 69-year-old superstar. While Rajinikanth is all excited to get back on sets, the makers do not want to expose him toa crew of 200-plus people.
The country recently lost popular playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam to coronavirus and the industry does not want to risk the life of any actor who is in the vulnerable age bracket. Reportedly, with the sets being constructed, the producer is okay to take a financial hit.
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