Director Jeethu Joseph, whose last Tamil outing was Kamal Haasan starrer Papanasam, returns to Kollywood with a new project starring Jyothika and her brother-in-law Karthi, who will be sharing the screen space for this first time together. More details about the project are yet unknown; however, it is learnt from reliable sources that the film will feature Jyothika and Karthi as siblings. Rensil D’Silva and Manikandan will be associating with the director for the scripting work and it will be jointly bankrolled by Viacom 18 and 2D Entertainment which is owned by Karthi's brother Suriya.
The project is expected to go on the floors later this month or early May. Meanwhile, Karthi will complete shooting for his upcoming romantic comedy with director Bakkiyaraj Kannan, and will also wrap up pending work on Khaidi with director Lokesh Kanagaraj.
Jeethu Joseph also awaits the release of his Bollywood flick, Body, scheduled to release this year. It is currently in the post-production mode and will hit the marquee during the middle of the year. The film has Emraan Hashmi, Vedhika Kumar and Rishi Kapoor in the lead roles.
Last seen in Radha Mohan's Kaatrin Mozhi, the Tamil remake of Vidya Balan starrer hit Bollywood flick Tumhaari Sulu, Jyothika is juggling between two projects which were launched recently. In one of the projects, being directed by debutant S. Raj, she plays a school teacher. Recently, the film’s makers released a statement in which they said that a school set worth Rs. 50 lakh is being erected in Chennai where most of the shooting will take place. The project will also star Poornima Bhagyaraj, Sathyan, Hareesh Peradi and Kavitha Bharathi among other actors. Sean Roldan has been roped in to take care of music while Gokul Benoy will crank the camera.
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