Contrary to reports, Chinese action star Jet Li has not been roped in for superstar Rajinikanth's Tamil gangster drama "Kabali".
The movie is on the verge of completion.
"It's just a rumour that has been going around. The team did think of bringing an international actor on board, but it definitely wasn't Jet Li," a source from the film's unit told IANS.
Since a large portion of the film is set in Malaysia, the makers wanted to rope in a foreign actor to play the baddie. However, things didn't fall in place, added the source.
Also starring Radhika Apte, Kalaiarasan and Ritwika, the film is being directed by Pa. Ranjith and produced by Kalaipuli S. Thanu.
The makers are planning to release the film on April 14 next year.