As Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari-starrer Kaatru Veliyidai is on the verge of completion, Mani Ratnam has already begun work on his next project. According to sources, his production company Madras Talkies has registered the title Ethir Katchi at the film chamber. Going by the title, it could be believed that Ratnamâ€™s next could be a political thriller and sources have already indicated that actor Atharvaa, who is busy with three projects in his kitty, might be roped in to play the lead.
There are also rumours that actor Karthik of Mouna Ragam fame is most likely to reunite with Ratnam on this project. Last seen in a negative role in Dhanushâ€™s Anegan, Karthik might play the antagonist in this film too and itâ€™s slated to go on the floors early next year. AR Rahman will once again be roped in to compose the tunes and the rest of the cast and crew are in the process of being finalized.
Meanwhile, Ratnam and the team of Kaatru Veliyidai will soon head to Serbia, where they will shoot a song and some action sequences. Originally planned to be shot in Kashmir, the filmmaker was forced to choose Serbia for security reasons.
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