Actor Dhanushâ€™s next yet-untitled Tamil film with director Karthik Subbaraj went on the floors in London last week. The project, which is currently dubbed D40 marks the first-time collaboration of Dhanush and Karthik and is being bankrolled by S Sashikanth of YNOT Studios.
The latest update is that the project has been titled Ulagam Suttrum Valiban as the story entirely takes places outside India and predominant portion is being shot in London. An official announcement regarding the title is yet to be made however, reliable sources have confirmed that the makers recently registered this title.
Believed to be an action thriller with gangster elements, the film features Aishwarya Lekshmi as the leading lady. Earlier this week, the makers announced that theyâ€™ve roped in Games of Thrones and Braveheart fame actor James Cosmo for a pivotal role in the film.
Karthik took to Twitter to welcome James on board. He wrote: â€śWelcome on board @MrJamesCosmo sir!! Very happy, honoured & excited to work with an actor who starred in legendary creations like #Braveheart #Troy #GameOfThrones & many more (sic)".
Welcome on board @MrJamesCosmo sir!!â€” karthik subbaraj (@karthiksubbaraj) September 2, 2019
Very Happy, honoured & excited to work with an actor who starred in legendary creations like #Braveheart #Troy #Gameofthrones & many more@dhanushkraja @sash041075 @Music_Santhosh @kshreyaas #D40 #Ynot18 https://t.co/qC0HcUo5vl
If the grapevine is anything to go by, James will be seen playing the antagonist. Itâ€™s worth mentioning that Subbaraj had originally planned to rope in Al Pacino for the role. Unfortunately, he couldnâ€™t get dates of the Scarface actor.
Dhanush has a busy lineup of projects. Last seen playing a local ruffian in Maari 2 in Tamil, Dhanush eagerly awaits the release of Vetrimaaranâ€™s Asuran on October 2. In Asuran, based on Tamil novel Vekkai, Dhanush will be essaying dual roles as father and son.
The film also stars Manju Warrier in her first Kollywood appearance. Dhanush also has Durai Senthil Kumarâ€™s Pattas in the pipeline apart from a project each with directors Mari Selvaraj and Anand L Rai.
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