Filmmaker Gautam Menon, currently busy wrapping up Vikram's Dhruva Natchathiram, will finally get to commence work on his highly anticipated multistarrer Ondraga, which will unite stars from all the four southern industries.
It has so far been confirmed that Prithiviraj, Puneeth Rajkumar, Anushka Shetty and Tamannaah Bhatia are on board.
The project was supposed to take off earlier this year but for reasons unknown, it never went to the sets. Amid rumours that the project has been shelved, reports emerged from Gautham's camp on Tuesday that the project will roll from next year.
"The project was never shelved but it had to be postponed because all the four stars we're not available at the time when it was planned to be shot. The shoot will finally commence from mid next year. Simbu and Sai Dharam Tej will be the two other stars but they're yet to officially come on board. Two more heroines have to be finalized and we can expect the whole cast and crew to be locked by this year-end," a source from the film's unit said.
A.R Rahman might be roped in to compose the music but talks with the Roja composer are still in a very nascent stage. There are also reports that Vijay Deverakonda, who was supposed to star in the Telugu version of Gautham's Enai Nokki Paayum Thota, might also be part of the project.
The source added that the film's story is about a trip four friends go on when they meet at a friend's wedding after many years. Gautham, in one his interviews earlier this year, described the film as Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara meets Dil Chahta Hai. The film will be made in four languages and Gautham plans to bankroll all the versions.