Rajinikanth's Kaala
Rajinikanth's Kaala.PR Handout

Rajinikanth's fans were disappointed when rumours surfaced about his mega-budget movie 2.0's delay, but the good news is that his other project Kaala will arrive much earlier than expected.

Yes, the buzz is that the release of Kaala, which was supposed to hit the screens after 2.0, has been advanced. Initially, the makers were aiming to release Kaala during the Independence Day weekend, but now, it seems like the Tamil flick will hit the screens in April, most likely on the occasion of the Tamil New Year.

It was recently reported that 2.0 has been delayed further because of extensive post-production works. Every shot is being edited with care as the makers are determined to deliver a quality product to the audience. Hence, the release of the Shankar-directorial has been pushed to August, the reports had claimed.

Coming to Kaala, it is a gangster film set against the backdrop of Mumbai. Rajinikanth plays the role of a don and the messiah of poor Tamils in the commercial capital of India.

It was speculated that the movie was based on Mirza Haji Mastan, who stood for Tamils cause and gained financial stability with smuggling business. He had ventured into real estate business and was also a film financier. The don was a street-smart, whose unique traits earned him the tag of 'style king' among Muslim youths in 70s-80s.

However, the makers denied the news after they received a notice from a man named Sundar Shekhar, who claims to be the foster son of Haji Mastan. A legal notice was sent to prevent the superstar from depicting his father as a "smuggler or underworld don".

The movie marks the second union of Rajinikanth with Pa Ranjith after Kabali, and is bankrolled by the superstar's son-in-law and actor Dhanush. Huma Qureshi, Nana Patekar, Samuthirakani, Sukanya and others are also part of the project.