Director I Ahmed, whose last outing Manithan was a remake of the Hindi movie Jolly LLB, has confirmed he’s joining hands with Jayam Ravi for a yet-untitled spy thriller. However, he has denied reports that the project is a remake of the Akshay Kumar starrer Baby, which also starred Rana Daggubati, Anupam Kher and Taapsee Pannu.
Talking to the Times of India, Ahmed said: “Not at all. My film with Ravi will be based on an original script. I’m currently working on the script and we will start shooting once it is firmed up.”
Apparently, the project was supposed to go on the floors last September but had to be postponed due to Sanghamitra.
If Sundar C’s magnum opus Sanghamitra doesn’t go on the floors by April, Ahmed hopes to commence work on his project with Ravi, who is currently awaiting the release of Tik Tik Tik, tipped to be India’s first space film.
Having predominantly made his mark starring in remakes of major Telugu films, Ravi has made smart career choices in the last couple of years. It should be noted that Thani Oruvan, which was directed by his brother, was a major game changer in his career. Since then, he’s taken a conscious effort to do something offbeat in terms of his script selection.
At the audio launch of Tik Tik Tik in Chennai earlier this month, Ravi said nobody believed him when he said he was going to star in a space film. He said he was happy that he proved everyone wrong and that he was eagerly looking forward to the release of Tik Tik Tik. The film also stars Nivetha Pethuraj and Ramesh Thilak while Singapore actor Aaron Aziz will be seen as the main antagonist. Tik Tik Tik also marks the acting debut of Jayam Ravi’s son Aarav, who plays Ravi’s reel son.
The makers of Tik Tik Tik had initially announced that the movie would hit the screens on January 26, but just two days before the release they confirmed that the movie’s release date has been postponed. Industry grapevine is that the film is being postponed due to financial reasons.
Ravi has also confirmed in a few recent media interactions that he will reunite with his brother for his 25th film.
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