Mani Ratnam's next film with Karthi and Sai Pallavi of Premam fame, which was scheduled to go on the floors in June 2016, has now been pushed to September this year.
The team has cited two main reasons for the delay. First, Karthi is currently acting in Kaashmora - a supernatural horror film - where the actor is said to be sporting a different look and will be seen with minimal hair. Karthi will need time to get his hair back to the original style.
Second, the film is tipped to be a romantic drama and the director is returning to shoot in Kashmir 24 years after Roja. Mani feels that September will be the perfect month to shoot in Kashmir because of the weather and the team says regular shooting will begin from that month.
The filmmaker will be using Sync sound that allows recording of sound during the filming of the movie and will mostly be done live on location. He had used this earlier in his last outing OK Kanmani.
AR Rahman is composing the music for this film and it will be his 13th film with Mani Ratnam. The film, which is rumored to be a sequel of 1992 blockbuster Roja, is also produced by Mani under his banner Madras Talkies.
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