After receiving a lukewarm response for his recent release, Dev, actor Karthi has now shifted all his focus to his project. Titled Kaidhi the film will be helmed by Lokesh Kanagaraj of Maanagaram fame.
Malayalam filmmaker Jeethu Joseph's recent release Mr and Mrs Rowdy which stars Kalidas Jayaram and Aparna Balamurali has received mixed response at the box office but the director is gearing up to wield the megaphone for a Tamil film soon.
Karthi has been roped in to play the lead role in this movie and the prep work to take it on to the floors in April is on. Rensil Dâ€™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.
According to an India Today report, Karthi and Jyothika (his sister-in-law) might team up for this untitled film. While the film is still in the initial script level and an official announcement is excepted after the script is finalised.
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 and Rishi Kapoor in the lead roles.
Jeethu Joseph is not new to the Tamil film industry as he had made his debut in the year 2015 with the Kamal Haasan starrer Papanasam. It was the remake of the hit Malayalam film Drishyam.
While in the Malayalam version had Mohanlal and Meena in the lead roles, in the Tamil version it was Kamal Haasan and Gauthami. Drishyam had an universal appeal with an engaging plot, so much so that it was remade in Hindi, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu and struck a chord with the audiences in a big way.
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