Rashmika Mandanna, best known for starring in films such as Kirik Party and Geetha Govindam, is all set to make her Tamil debut this year. On Sunday, it was announced that Rashmika has been signed opposite Karthi in a yet-untitled project to be directed by Bakkiyaraj Kannan of Remo fame.
To be bankrolled by Dream Warrior Pictures, the project will go on the floors from March or April. Currently dubbed as K19, the film will mark the first time collaboration between Karthi and Bakkiyaraj Kannan, and itâ€™s tipped to be a film high on action and comedy.
The process of erecting grand set works for the film is currently underway in full swing in Chennai. Apart from Tamil Nadu, the team has planned to shoot in Hyderabad as well. Vivek-Mervin duo has been signed to compose music for this film, which will have cinematography handled by Sathyan Sooryan.
Jai (Art), Dhilip Subbarayan (Stunts), Rajeevan (Production Designer) and Ruben (Editing) and Aravind Raj Bhaskaran (Executive Producer) are the other technicians on board this film. "With the initial stages of preparations happening at a brisk pace, the shooting is scheduled to commence from the second week of March,â€ť read a statement from the makers.
Last seen in Dev, which sank without a trace at the box-office, Karthi is currently shooting for a yet-untitled film with director Lokesh Kanagaraj of Maanagaram fame. It is also believed that Karthi, who currently sports a thick-bearded look for Kanagarajâ€™s film, will go clean-shaven for Kannanâ€™s next and will also shed some weight to look leaner.
Rashmika, on the other hand, is currently shooting for Vijay Deverakondaâ€™s Dear Comrade, in which she will be seen as cricketer playing for Telangana state.
She is also starring in Darshan's Yajamana directed by Pon Kumaran. With its post-production nearing completion, the release date has been set and announced officially.
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