Gautham Vasudev Menon and R Madhavan are set to reunite after two decades for the sequel to the former’s highly successful Tamil romantic-drama Vinnaithaandi Varuvaya, which featured Simbu and Trisha in the lead.
The duo had previously worked together in Minnale and its Hindi version Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Mein. Speaking to Film Companion, Menon confirmed that Madhavan is on board his upcoming multi-starrer Ondraga, which will also star Puneeth Rajkumar and Tovino Thomas.
Earlier, he had also confirmed that Tamannaah Bhatia and Anushka Shetty have landed pivotal roles in the film. He’s yet to zero in on an actor from Telugu filmdom to play one of the four leads.
Ondraga, according to Menon, will follow events eight years after Vinnaithaandi Varuvaaya in its protagonist Karthik’s life. “This’ll be a story of four friends who meet and decided to go to the US for their fifth friend’s wedding. It’s not a Hangover type movie but it’ll be light-hearted. Maddy has agreed to come on board and he’ll be reprising Karthik’s role which was originally played by Simbu. We are in the process of finalising someone from Telugu soon,” Menon said in a statement.
The project was supposed to go on the floors long back. The shoot had to be postponed because all the four stars were not available at the time when it was planned to be shot.
The shoot will finally commence from mid this year. Meanwhile, Menon will wrap up pending portion of Dhanush’s Enai Noki Paayum Thota and Vikram’s Dhruva Natchathiram. He also hopes to make Yennai Arindhaal 2 with Ajith in the near future.