Director Suseenthiran is currently shooting for his next film Champion, a sports-based film, which went on to the floors a few months back with Roshan as the lead actor. According to a report by DTnext, Suseenthiran was in for a shock when he and his team were denied entry into the Kasimedu harbour area for shooting the film.
The shooting of this film is almost over with just the patchwork remaining and the team was at Kasimedu to complete it. However, the fisherfolk in the area did not allow them to enter in protest. Apparently, they were unhappy over the way their community was portrayed in the Dhanush starrer Vada Chennai that they did not want any film to be shot there.
It may be mentioned here that the first night scene in Vada Chennai turned out to be controversial with the fishing community alleging that it downgraded their community. This scene was later removed from the film. However, this did not appease them as the entire community is opposed to let filming in their area.
Veteran producer and Vishalâ€™s father GK Reddy will be seen playing an important character in Champion while Mrinalini has been roped in to pair up with Roshan. Based on football, Championâ€™s lead star Roshan is the small boy who was seen in Aadhalal Kaadhal Seiveer. The star cast also includes Narain and Jayaprakash. The director has roped in Arrol Corelli of Pisaasu and Pasanga 2 fame to compose the tunes for Champion. With the shooting of this sports drama commencing, the filmmakers are planning to release it at the theatres sometime next year.
Director Suseenthiran began his career as a director with the sports drama Vennila Kabbadi Kuzhu, a poignant tale about a Kabbadi player drawn from real life incidents. Suseenthiran, one of the successful filmmakers in the tinsel town, had won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for his film Azhagar Samiyin Kuthirai, which has Appu Kutty and Saranya Mohan in the lead roles.