Actor Jayam Ravi turned 38 on Monday and to coincide with his birthday details about his new project with debut director Pradeep Ranganathan were revealed. To be bankrolled by Isari Ganesh under the banner of Vels Films International, Kajal Aggarwal is said to pair up with Ravi for the first time.
However, the news that Kajal being signed is yet to be made official. Kajal was apparently approached to play one of the leads in Ravi’s romantic comedy Sakalakala Vallavan, but she couldn’t accept the offer due to her other commitments.
Ravi, who currently awaits the release of Adangu Maru, will next begin work on the highly anticipated sequel to Thani Oruvan, with his filmmaker brother Mohan Raja. On the third anniversary of the film on August 28, Raja announced that his next film will be Thani Oruvan 2 with his brother.
On a video posted on his Twitter page, Raja announced that Thani Oruvan 2 will mark yet another reunion with his brother. Not long ago, Raja had said in a Twitter chat with his fans that Thani Oruvan 2 will be Jayam Ravi's 25th film.
While both Ravi and his brother are currently occupied with their respective projects, the duo is set to team up for sixth time next year. Interestingly, all the previous collaborations which include films such as Jayam, M Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi and Santhosh Subramaniam among others have been successful ventures.
The cast and crew for Thani Oruvan 2 are yet to be finalized; however, the grapevine is that Nayanthara might also be part of the cast. Arvind Swami played the baddie in the first part.
Following the phenomenal success of Thani Oruvan, it was remade in Telugu, with Ram Charan in the titular role. Arvind Swami, who made a smashing comeback as the antagonist in the original, was roped in to reprise the same role in the remake.
The film was also remade in Bengali but unfortunately turned out to be a dud. Jayam Ravi, meanwhile, is awaiting the release of Adangu Maru and a yet-untitled project with filmmaker Ahmed.
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