Rajinikanth’s 169th Film to be Helmed by Enai Noki Paayum Thota Director Gautham Menon?
Gautham Menon and Rajinikanth (Photo Credits: Facebook, PTI)

Rajinikanth is presently busy with his upcoming flick Darbar, slated to release in January 2020. While fans are eagerly waiting to watch the action drama directed by AR Murugadoss, they are equally waiting to know about his 169th project as well. While all are awaiting for an official announcement, reports are doing rounds stating that Thalaivar’s 169th film is going to be helmed by Gautham Menon, director of Enai Noki Paayum Thota, which is releasing on November 29. Rajinikanth and Director Siva Team Up For Thalaivar 168, Confirms Sun Pictures! (Watch Video).

It was in mid-October when Sun Pictures confirmed that Thalaivar 168 (the tentative title of Rajinikanth’s next film) would be directed by Siva, the one who directed the super-hit movie Viswasam. The team has not yet started working on the film, and speculations on Thalaivar 169 has started already. The buzz is Gautham Menon recently met superstar Rajinikanth to narrate the script, for which the latter has also given a nod. It is also said that Ishari Ganesh would be producing the film under his home banner, Vels Film International. However, an official announcement is awaited. Anushka Shetty’s Next Film to Be Helmed by Gautham Vasudev Menon?

Meanwhile, there are also reports doing rounds that Gautham Menon is directing a female-centric movie with Baahubali fame Anushka Shetty in the lead. It is an adaptation of writer and filmmaker Govind Nihalani’s script. It is reported that even this film would be bankrolled by Ishari Ganesh and it is expected to go on floors early next year. Stay tuned for more updates from the world of entertainment.