Actor Karthi, who played an uptight police officer in last year’s critically-acclaimed Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru, is all set to team up with debutante director Rajath Ravishankar for a yet-untitled mega budget film.
The film will be bankrolled by Prince Pictures and Reliance Entertainment.
The project was officially announced on Saturday via a statement which confirmed that Rakul Preet Singh, who was also part of Theeran, will reunite with Karthi for this project as well.
Other actors who will be seen in pivotal roles include Ramya Krishnan, Prakash Raj, Amrutha and RJ Vignesh. Veteran actor Karthik, last seen in Thaana Serntha Kootam, will be seen playing a cameo.
"It will be a breezy romantic comedy. Karthi plays a youngster in the film and has shed some extra kilos for his makeover," sources from the film's camp told Firstpost.
The statement mentioned that regular shooting will commence from March 8 in Chennai. After briefly shooting in the city, the team will leave on a two-week European schedule followed by shooting in Hyderabad, Mumbai and the Himalayan region.
Harris Jayaraj has been signed to compose the music. Director Rajath Ravishankar, according to the statement, has previously worked with directors such as Saravanan, R Kannan and even Anurag Kashyap. Other technical crew includes cinematographer R Velraj, editor Ruben and art director Jayashri Narayanan.
Karthi has just completed shooting for Pandiraj’s Kadai Kutty Singam. He plays a farmer in the film and is paired with Sayyeshaa, last seen in Vanamagan. If all goes as planned, Karthi will have two releases this year. There are rumours doing the rounds that he might reunite with director H Vinoth next year for a sequel of Theeran. However, these reports are premature and need to be taken with a pinch of salt.