National Award-winning actor Samuthirakani considers sharing screen space with superstar Rajinikanth in the upcoming Tamil gangster drama “Kaala” as a lifetime achievement.

“When I finished the first shot with Rajini sir, I felt so proud about myself. It felt like a lifetime achievement. I have waited really long to share screen space with him,” Samuthirakani told IANS. While he remains tight-lipped about his role, he is thrilled about the project.

Bankrolled by Dhanush, “Kaala” reunites Rajinikanth with director Pa. Ranjith of “Kabali” fame. In the film, Rajinikanth plays a slum lord-turned-gangster. “Kaala” also stars Nana Patekar, Huma Qureshi, Pankaj Tripathi and Anjali Patil, among others. Santhosh Narayanan is composing the tunes.