Mari Selvaraj to direct Dhruv Vikram in a sports drama, Pa Ranjith to produce

Even though an official announcement is yet to be made, Dhruv has reportedly signed on the dotted line.
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Dhruv Vikram, who made his acting debut with the Tamil remake of Arjun Reddy, has signed two new projects in the lockdown. While it was recently announced that Dhruv will star alongside his father Vikram in Karthik Subbaraj’s upcoming film; he will also be teaming with Mari Selvaraj for a yet-untitled Tamil sports flick, which will be produced by Pa Ranjith. Even though an official announcement is yet to be made, reports have emerged that Dhruv has signed on the dotted line. An official announcement is expected to be made in a few weeks. Mari Selvaraj, who rose to fame with Pariyerum Perumal, is currently gearing up for the release of his next film Karnan with Dhanush.

As per a Times of India report, the film will be based on a regional sport. Dhruv will start shooting for the project after he finishes work on Karthik Subbaraj’s film. Dhruv has beefed up and going by his recent pictures on Instagram, he’s believed to have become muscular for Karthik’s film. It has to be seen if he retains the same physique for Mari’s film or will he be required to shed some weight to play a sportsperson. Apparently, Dhruv has signed two more projects but details about the films are yet to be made official.

Meantime, Karthik Subbaraj will be directing Dhruv Vikram and Vikram for his next film. This movie will be the first film of the father-son duo, Chiyaan Vikram and Dhruv Vikram together. The film is tentatively titled as Chiyaan 60. The first look poster of this film starring Dhruv Vikram and Chiyaan Vikram was released, which has heightened the expectations of the fans and moviegoers.

Meanwhile, Mari Selvaraj’s Karnan is expected to release in the first half of 2021. Recently, reports emerged that Karnan is based on a caste riot that took place in Kodiyankulam in 1991. However, the director is yet to officially verify this.

Talking about the project, the director was quoted by Cinema Express as saying: "Dhanush gave me the chance to work with him after watching Pariyerum Perumal. Just like my first film, this one will also address an important issue." The project went on the floors in January and was wrapped up recently. It is touted to be an action- entertainer, which is based on a real incident that happened in an estate near Tirunelveli. Bankrolled by Kalaipuli S Thanu, the film also stars Malayalam actor Rajisha Vijayan as the female lead and recently, DoP-turned-actor Natarajan aka Natty was roped in for a key role.  

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