Last seen playing the lead role in Karthik Subbarajâ€™s silent film Mercury, actor-filmmaker Prabhudeva dons the khaki for the first time in his next project with director AC Mugil.
Tipped to be a high-octane action flick, the film will see Prabhudeva playing a cop. Its makers announced via a poster over the weekend that the regular shooting commences from June 11 in Chennai. The poster also confirmed that Nivetha Pethuraj has been signed to play the leading lady. The yet-untitled film also stars Suresh Menon and veteran filmmaker Mahendran in crucial roles. The film is being produced by Nemichand Jhabak and Hitesh Jhabak. D Imman has been signed to compose the music.
Having made a comeback of sorts to acting with the 2016 Tamil horror-comedy Devi, Prabhudeva has been on a signing spree. He currently awaits the release of director Vijayâ€™s dance-based film Lakshmi. Talking about his reunion with Vijay in Lakshmi, Prabhudeva said: â€śMy first film with Vijay was Devi, which turned out to be successful. I thoroughly loved the experience of working with him. We wanted to work again and this is when we thought of doing a sequel to Devi, and we almost went ahead with the plan. But Vijay brought the story of Lakshmi and I really liked it.â€ť
Having already starred in dance-based films such as ABCD and ABCD 2, Prabhudeva didnâ€™t want to do another film in the same genre for the heck of it. â€śWhen I agreed to do the project, I told Vijay that if we do a dance-based film then it should really stand out. He had a clear vision about what he was doing and he successfully pulled it off. I believe Lakshmi will set a benchmark for dance-based films which are rare in Tamil cinema. The last 25 minutes of the film will be a dance fest, yet itâ€™ll be highly emotional. Having made films that have appealed to all sections of the audiences, Vijay has handled a dance film in a very sensible way. Lakshmi is a film thatâ€™ll make audiences laugh, cry and celebrate.â€ť
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