It is speculated that Jet Li will play the villain in superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming film Kabali. A report published in The Times Of India has stated that the makers of the film are looking East to rope in an antagonist for the film.
It is said that the Kabali team has taken many other actors like Winston Chao (Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and The Dark Crystal), Simon Yam (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle Of Life), Jiang Wen (Gone With The Bullets) and Chow Yun Fat (Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End) into consideration for the role, but Jet Li is on the top of the list. The film crew will decide the actor before the end of this month and will head to Malaysia for a 25-day-filming schedule.
Kabali, directed by PA Ranjith, also stars Radhika Apte, Attakathi Dinesh, Kalaiarasan, Dhanshikaa and John Vijay in the film. Kabali has music by the much sought-after composer Santhosh Narayanan.
The film is slated to hit the screens on April 14, 2016, the Tamil New Year.