After Thaana Serntha Kootam, Suriya will next be seen playing a leader in Selvaraghavan’s NGK – Nandha Gopala Krishnan. For the last couple of months, the film was confirmed as a Diwali release and was set to lock horns with Vijay’s Sarkar at the box-office.
However, according to a recent Times of India report, it was announced that the film might miss the Diwali release as Selvaraghavan fell unwell. “Selvaraghavan has suddenly fallen ill and has undergone an appendix surgery. Since he needs rest, the schedules has taken a back seat. Once he’s ok, he will have to figure out the date with all the artistes all over again, and begin filming,” a source was quoted in the Times report.
With nearly 60 percent of the shoot over, the makers resumed shoot last week in Chennai. Apparently, the team is still pushing hard to make it to the cinemas this Diwali. Meanwhile, Selvaraghavan is all praise for Suriya’s performance.
On Friday, Selva tweeted: “If I ever wanted work with some actor again it would be Suriya sir. Wow. Taken aback and blown over by his performance! Only possible with so much of dedication and hard work.”
If I ever wanted work with some actor again it would be @Suriya_offl sir.. Wow.. Taken aback and blown over by his performance!!! Only possible with so much of dedication and hard work!! #NGK #NGKFIRE— selvaraghavan (@selvaraghavan) August 9, 2018
In March earlier this year, the makers unveiled the title with the first look poster. Featured in the form of wall graffiti, Suriya resembled widely popular leader and revolutionist Che Guevara. The industry grapevine is that the film could be a political drama and Suriya may play a leader.
The film, which was officially launched in February 2018, also stars Rakul Preet Singh and Sai Pallavi as the leading ladies. Being produced by Dream Warrior Pictures, the team has already wrapped up the first schedule of shooting. Recently, on a lavish budget of over Rs 3 crore, the makers recreated a set of the town of Ambasamudram.
Despite rumours doing the rounds that the film could be a revived version of Selvaraghavan’s Kaan, which was launched in 2016 and dropped, sources close to the makers have rubbished the reports and clarified that the team is working on a fresh subject.
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