Puli, whose teaser will be unveiled on June 22, will also be released in Hindi. The English Vinglish actress, 51, who is returning to Tamil cinema after a gap of more than two decades, is reportedly playing a queen in the fantasy film that also stars superstar Vijay.
Everyone in the South wants her back, she’s really popular here. A lot of filmmakers must have approached her here but we are happy that she heard the script and agreed to do ‘Puli’.
The film is an action-adventure on the lines of Russell Crowe’s ‘The Gladiator’.
“She is the head of a group, someone with unbelievable strength and powers”, Shibu said in a statement. Also starring Sudeep of Makkhi fame, Shruti Haasan and Hansika Motwani, the film is directed by Chimbu Deven. Co-produced by Thameens and PT Selvakumar, it is slated to release later this year.