After playing a hopeless romantic in Remo and a blue-collared worker in Velaikkaran, actor Sivakarthikeyan has confirmed that he will star in a science-fiction film later this year with director Ravi Kumar, known for helming science-fiction comedy Indru Netru Naalai.
Speaking at a public event in Coimbatore last month, Sivakarthikeyan confirmed the news. “It is true that I’m doing a science-fiction film and we will make sure it will appeal to all kinds of audiences.”
On Friday, it was officially announced that Rakul Preet Singh, last seen in Karthi’s Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru, has been signed and this film will mark her maiden collaboration with Sivakarthikeyan. Rakul said she can't wait to commence work on this dream combo of Sivakarthikeyan and AR Rahman, who has been roped in to compose music.
According to industry sources, director Ravi Kumar has been working on the film’s pre-production for over a year now. He hopes to commence shooting from summer of 2018 and wrap up the project by the year-end.
There were rumours at one point that the project was shelved. During the promotions of Velaikkaran, Sivakarthikeyan told reporters: “The delay in commencement is due to exhaustive research work for the project. I told Ravi that he can go work on another film and come back when I’m done with all my existing commitments. But he insisted that he will work on the pre-production and keep everything ready by the time I’m ready to join.”
The project is slated to go on the floors from June or July. Nirav Shah has been confirmed to crank the camera. Siva is currently shooting for a rural-based comedy entertainer Seemaraja with director Ponram, who had earlier directed Rajini Murugan and Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam.
This project also stars Samantha Akkineni, who has learnt silambam to essay her role. Rakul, on the other hand, is expected to join the sets of Suriya-Selvaraghavan film from March.
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