Actor Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, son of veteran director Bhagyaraj, is known for his work in films such as Sakkarakatti and Vaaimai. He has now landed a project he can be really proud of.
Last week, Shanthanu hinted that he will be teaming up with filmmaker Mysskin next by posting a picture which also featured lensman PC Sreeram and producer Ravindran Chandrasekhar of Libra Productions which had produced films like Sutta Kadhai and Nalanum Nandhiniyum in the past. He captioned the picture: “My new birth. Bless me”.
The latest update is that the makers are in talks with Nithya Menen as well as Sai Pallavi for the project which is slated to go on the floors from May or June. The makers are yet to officially announce the leading ladies of the project.
In his recent chat with Times of India, Shanthanu said, “This is like my first film and I have no words to explain my happiness. People used to say that I have made so many mistakes in my past. But I learned so much. This film will be a re-birth for me. I am going to surrender to sir.”
Apparently, it all started when Shanthanu met Mysskin recently at an audio launch.
“We met at an audio launch and he told me that I have changed quite a bit. He said we will work soon. I was happy, but didn’t expect much. A week later, he called me saying that he had finished penning his next and that I will be playing the lead. I was shocked and met him at his office. It is a dream-come-true moment for me to work with Mysskin sir and PC sir. The kind of character Mysskin sir sketches is phenomenal. I am certain that it will be a breakthrough for me as an actor. I want to thank all my well-wishers who hoped the best for me.”
Mysskin’s last directorial was Thupparivaalan, which featured Vishal and Prasanna in the lead roles. In the film, Vishal plays a detective and his character called Kaniyan Poogundran, is modeled after Sherlock Holmes. Actor Prasanna played his sidekick, a character very close to Sherlock’s partner Dr. Watson. The film also starred Anu Emmanuel, Andrea Jeremiah, Bhagyaraj and Vinay Rai. Mysskin even confirmed that a sequel is in the offing. Recently, Mysskin played a pivotal role in dark comedy Savarakathi, which he had written.
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