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Jeevitha Rajasekhar returns to acting after a three-decade sabbatical, to play Rajinikanth’s sister in Lal Salaam

The film is helmed by Aishwarya Rajinikanth and is bankrolled by Lyca Productions and Red Giant Movies

Jeevitha Rajasekhar returns to acting after a three-decade sabbatical, to play Rajinikanth’s sister in Lal Salaam
Jeevitha, Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rajinikanth

Last Updated: 09.58 AM, Mar 01, 2023


Aishwarya Rajinikanth, daughter of superstar Rajinikanth, filmmaker, who forayed into the industry with the Dhanush, Shruti Haasan starrer 3 and later directed Vai Raja Vai and the documentary Cinema Veeran is on a comeback trail. Her next is a sports drama Lal Salaam, headlined by Vishnu Vishal and Vikranth. Rajinikanth will be seen in an extended special appearance in the film which was formally launched recently.

AR Rahman is composing the score for the project and Aishwarya offered film buffs a glimpse of their music sittings a few weeks ago. The film has another interesting addition. Popular 80s actress Jeevitha, a known face in Telugu and Tamil cinema, has been cast in a key role in Lal Salaam. Reports suggest she’ll play the role of Rajinikanth’s on-screen sister in the film. She is set to join the team of Lal Salaam in Chennai from March 7.

A source close to Jeevitha confirms she’ll be essaying an extremely crucial character in the film and that the veteran is quite excited about her return to acting and Tamil cinema after a three-decade-long sabbatical. In a recent interview with OTTplay, she said, “I am open to acting offers. I am ready to play roles across all age groups, regardless of a mother, sister-in-law or mother-in-law. As long as I like the part, I have no reservations about playing varied roles.”

Jeevitha, who got married to actor Rajasekhar three decades ago, has directed a handful of films as well, including Seshu, Shekar, Satyameva Jayate and Mahankali, to name a few. Both her daughters, Shivathmika Rajashekar and Shivani Rajashekar, have already made a mark in Telugu and Tamil cinema with their appearances in films like Dorasani, Panchatantram, Nitham Oru Vaanam, Adbhutam, Anbarivu, Nenjikku Neethi, to name a few.


Jeevitha was in the news in 2022 for Shekar, the Telugu remake of Malayalam hit Joseph, starring Rajashekar, Athmiya Rajan and Muskaan Khubchandhani.

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