A political thriller, ‘Manaadu’ is to be directed by Venkat Prabhu.

Raashi Khanna likely to team up with Simbu for ManaaduDigital Native
Flix Kollywood Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 13:36

In Simbu’s career, 2018 was a special year as he returned to form with Mani Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam (CCV) after struggling to make an impact with his films for a while. As he was shooting for CCV, he signed Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven, the Tamil remake of the Telugu blockbuster Attarintiki Daredi with Sundar C, and a political thriller titled Manaadu with Venkat Prabhu. It’s been nearly six months since Manaadu was first announced but there has been no major development since then. Reports made the rounds that Manaadu will go on the floors from October 2018, but for unknown reasons the project hasn’t started yet.

The latest update is that the project will finally commence shooting from February 3 on the occasion of Simbu’s birthday and Raashi Khanna is believed to have been signed as the leading lady. Raashi, who made her Tamil debut via Imaikka Nodigal last year, has nearly half a dozen Tamil projects in her kitty currently. Simbu will reportedly get trained in martial arts for his role in the film, which is to be produced by Suresh Kamatchi. The rest of the cast and crew will be finalised shortly. It may be noted that Venkat Prabhu had planned to work with Simbu for a long time. However, things never fell in place as both were caught up with their commitments.

Meanwhile, Simbu has almost completed work on Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven. The film stars Megha Akash and Catherine Tresa as the leading ladies. With a song left to be shot, the project was originally slated for a Pongal 2019 release. It is now being rumoured that it will be released in the first week of February. Released in 2013, Attarintiki Daredi is the last blockbuster in Pawan Kalyan’s career. The story follows the hero, played by Pawan, who promises to help his grandfather reconcile with his estranged daughter.

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