Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan has given the go-ahead for Uyarndha Manithan. Earlier, SJ Suryah, who will be playing the lead role in the film, had revealed that the team is in talks with the star and are awaiting his decision.
Now, we hear that the Big B has allotted his call sheet and the film's shooting is all set to begin from March 20. Amitabh Bachchan has given a 40-day call sheet for the film which will mark his debut in Tamil and is expected to be shot in a single stretch.
The film will be directed by Thamizhvannan of Kalvanin Kadhali fame. To be made in Tamil and Hindi, the film will be titled Uyarndha Manidhan and The Great Man respectively.
While the rest of the cast hasnâ€™t been announced by the makers yet, speculation over the weekend was rife that Jyotika had been roped in to play the female lead in the film. The two had previously collaborated in 2000 when the SJ Suryah directed Vijay-Jyothika-starrer Kushi which went on to become a huge hit.
It may be noted here Jyothika, made a smashing comeback with 36 Vayadhinile. Last seen in Kaatrin Mozhi, the Tamil remake of Tumhari Sulu, and Mani Ratnamâ€™s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, it was recently announced that Jyothika has signed a yet-untitled film with debut director S Raj under the banner of Dream Warrior Pictures, who are currently bankrolling Suriyaâ€™s NGK.
Produced by Thiruchendur Murugan Productions the film's first look poster was unveiled by the Superstar Rajinikanth. With Amitabh Bachchan agreeing to star in Uyarndha Manithan, it will mark his debut in the Tamil film industry.
Incidentally, Big B is currently associated with the Telugu movie Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy in which he shares the screen space with the mega star Chiranjeevi.
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