Nawazuddin Siddiquie and Simran
Nawazuddin Siddiquie and Simran part of Karthik Subbaraj's next movie.PR Handout

Popular actress Simran and Bollywood's well-known actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui are set to work with Tamil superstar Rajinikanth for the first time.

Announcing the news, Sun Pictures, which is funding the project, tweeted, "We are happy to announce that for the first time, @SimranbaggaOffc and @Nawazuddin_S will be acting with Superstar Rajini in #SuperstarWithSunPictures. [sic]"

Simran has worked with several leading actors, including Kamal Haasan in Kollywood, but she has not worked with Rajinikanth. Although she was reportedly offered a few of his films in the past,  she had to opt out of the flick due to other commitments.

Now, the 42-year old is all set play the role of his wife in Karthik Subbaraj-directorial. It is believed that the character has a scope for performance which suits her age and talent. In the recent movies, the female leads in Rajini's films were not glamorously portrayed like in his earlier movies.

Be it Radhika Apte in Kabali or Huma Qureshi in Kaala, the actresses were not merely eye-candies and their roles had importance in the storylines. Simran's role is expected to be on the similar lines.

Coming to Nawazuddin Siddiqui, rumours say that he might have a negative shade to his character, but it is contradicting to the earlier reports, which stated Vijay Sethupathi will be playing antagonist's role. 

As a result, the latest development has left the fans wondering about Karthik Subbaraj's character creations in the untitled flick.

The upcoming movie has already wrapped up a schedule of shooting in Darjeeling. The makers are aiming to release the movie next summer.

The film, which has Anirudh Ravichander's music, also has Bobby Simha, Sananth Reddy, Yogi Babu and many others actors in the cast.