Rajinikanth's Annaatthe is set to release for Diwali this year. However, the team is yet to begin full-fledged shooting after lockdown guidelines for shoot were eased. They resumed filming and had to wrap it up immediately when the superstar was hospitalised due to fluctuating BP and after 4 crew members tested positive for corona virus. There were reports that Rajini would resume shoot only after the Assembly Elections in summer. This could be a set back for the team who wants a Diwali release. Siva, the director of the film, has met the superstar to convince the actor to resume shoot and to plan further courses of action. Annaatthe also Nayanthara, Khushbu, Prakash Raj, Meena and Keerthy Suresh.