National award-winning filmmaker Mani Ratnam is finally ready to start working on his next project, which is tipped to be a romantic drama starring Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari in the lead roles.
Originally planned as a bilingual with Karthi, Dulquer Salmaan and Sai Pallavi, the film is being jointly produced by Ratnam's Madras Talkies and Thenandal Films. The much delayed project will finally go on the floors on July 8, nearly 10 months after it was announced.
Initially, the film was planned as a revenge drama and the plot was very similar to Badlapur. Therefore, Ratnam decided to write a fresh script.
Following the long delay to get the project started, Dulquer and Pallavi walked out the project, forcing Ratnam to further change the script and make it a romantic tale of a pilot who, while on his trip to India, falls in love. The first schedule of the film will be shot in Chennai, followed by a long schedule in Kashmir.
Double Oscar-winning composer A.R Rahman is said to have already composed two songs for the film. Ravi Varman will handle the camera.
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