For the last few months, reports have made the rounds that Vijay Sethupathi, Madhavan and Fahadh Faasil are also part of the bilingual project.

After Jyothika Simbu roped in to star in veteran director Mani Ratnams next film
Flix Entertainment Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 13:57

It seems like Director Mani Ratnam has staged one of the biggest casting coups in Tamil cinema in recent times. Just days after actor Jyothika confirmed that she has been signed up for the filmmaker's next movie, sources have now confirmed Silambarasan a.k.a. Simbu has been roped in to play the lead role.

It was already reported that Mani Ratnam’s next will be a multi-starrer project. For the last few months, reports have made the rounds that Vijay Sethupathi, Madhavan and Fahadh Faasil are part of the bilingual project. However, the makers have been tight-lipped about the cast, despite widespread several rumours.

On Thursday, during a media interaction, Jyothika confirmed that she has signed Mani Ratnam’s upcoming film which will be her next outing after Bala’s Naachiyar. She said she took permission from the production house to make the announcement during the promotions of her next week’s release Magalir Mattum.

Kaaka Muttai girl Aishwarya Rajesh has also been signed as one of the leading ladies. It has also been confirmed that Nani, who was supposed to team up with Mani Ratnam long back, has been finalised for this film. A source from the film’s unit said that the project will start rolling later this year and the Roja filmmaker is eyeing a 2018 summer release.

The source confirmed that the project will be a multi-starrer. “It’s true Mani sir is doing a multi-starrer project next but it’s not yet known if the film will star four heroes. He has already approached Fahadh, who is keen to collaborate but there is still no confirmation from Vijay Sethupathi as he has no dates. Mani sir wants to start shooting from October but it looks impossible for Vijay to allot dates,” the source said. Santhosh Sivan will crank the camera and this will be his sixth collaboration with the veteran.

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