Siva Karthikeyanâ€™s upcoming film, Hero, with director PS Mithran went on floors earlier this month and is progressing well.
The actor is on signing sphere, recently it was announced he will be teaming up with Director Pandiraj who introduced the actor as a hero in his 2012 film, Marina which will be bankrolled by Sun Pictures. The industry grapevine is that Sivakarthikeyan will be teaming up with director Nelson of Kolamavu Kokila fame for an another project 'SK18' and Sivakarthikeyan will produce under his Sivakarthikeyan Productions banner.
Meantime, PS Mithran's film Hero will have Siva Karthikeyan in the lead role with Kalyani Priyadarshan and Ivana as the female leads. The film marks the tamil debut of Kalyani Priyadarshan. RD Raja and KJR Studios will be bankrolling this venture. George C Williams and Ruben will be in charge of the filmâ€™s cinematography and editing respectively.
Siva will be joining hands with Director Vignesh Shivn for an upcoming project produced by Lyca Productions. Tentatively titled SK17, The project marks the first time collaboration of Siva and Vignesh Shivn. The film will go on floors by July this year and will have music by Anirudh Ravichander and slated to release next year.
Meanwhile, Sivakarthikeyan awaits the release of Mr Local. It is a comic caper that is being directed by M Rajesh. Sharing the screen space with Siva Karthikeyan as his heroine is Nayanthara. Hip Hop Thamizha is composing the tunes for this venture with Dinesh Krishnan cranking the camera and Vivek Harshan in charge of the editing. Mr Local is produced by KE Gnanavel Raja under his banner Studio Green and will be distributed by Udhayanidhi Stalinâ€™s Red Giant Movies. Reports are that Mr Local will be a May 1st release.
He also has a science-fiction film with Ravi Kumar. Recently, Siva took to twitter to announce that he has resumed shooting for Ravikumarâ€™s project, which was rumored to be put on hold due to budget constraints. This film also stars Rakul Preet Singh as an astronomer.
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