Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam, after months of delay, commenced shooting for Kaatru Veliyidai and has even successfully completed the first schedule in Ooty.
Starring Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari in the titular roles, the film is tipped to be a romantic drama set against the backdrop of Kashmir. While the project was originally supposed to feature Karthi and Sai Pallavi; the latter walked out after the indefinite delay in the start of the project and went on to sign a Telugu project with filmmaker Sekhar Kammula.
In the Ooty portion, Ratnam canned some important scenes featuring most of the cast including Karthi, Aditi, Shraddha Srinath, RJ Balaji, Delhi Ganesh, Lalitha and Rukmini Vijayakumar. Trusted sources reveal that he even shot a montage song against the backdrop of picturesque locations across Ooty. The makers plan to head to Kashmir in the next schedule, which will commence from the second week of August.
The film, which is produced by Ratnamâ€™s Madras Talkies, has music by A.R Rahman and Ravi Varman is cranking the camera.
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