Sources in the know say that Sasikumar had initially approached Vijay to play the lead role in this period flick.

Sasikumar to direct a period film with Suriya in the lead
Flix Kollywood Friday, January 04, 2019 - 15:09

Filmmaker and actor Sasikumar is reportedly gearing up to direct a historical and is on the verge of finalizing its hero. Sources in the know say that Sasikumar had initially approached Vijay to play the lead role in this period flick but the star had refused due to reasons best known only to him.

Following this, Sasikumar had narrated the story to Suriya and he is said to have given his go ahead. The star is completely enamored with the strong storyline and has agreed to work with Sasi Kumar. More details about this project are expected to be announced officially soon.

Sasikumar’s debut as director was with Subramaniapuram, which was a super hit. He then directed Eesan in 2010. After the release of Eesan, he has been busy with the acting assignments that he did not wield the megaphone since. This film will be his comeback as a director. 

Meanwhile, Suriya is busy with the Selvaraghavan directorial NGK. The film stars Rakul Preet Singh and Sai Pallavi as heroines and has Meera, Jagapathi Babu and Bala Singh playing the supporting roles. Yuvan Shankar Raja is composing the tunes for the film and Siva Kumar Vijayan is cranking the camera with Praveen KL in charge of the editing.

It may be noted here that the first look poster of NGK (Nandha Gopalan Kumaran) raked up the curiosity levels of the film buffs and the second poster has upped it even higher. A political drama that is being directed by Selvaraghavan, the film is being bankrolled by SR Prakashbabu and SR Prabhu under the banner Dream Warrior Pictures.

Suriya also has the KV Anand directorial in the pipeline for release this year.

His film with Sasikumar should be going on to the floors after his current assignments are through.

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