Last seen on screen playing a blue-collared worker in Velaikkaran, Sivakarthikeyan is on the verge completing shooting for rural comedy Seemaraja, which marks his reunion with Rajini Murugan director Ponram.
Siva has signed a new film with director Rajesh, best-known films such as SMS and Boss Engira Bhaskaran. Earlier this week, the yet-untitled Siva-Rajesh venture was launched at a ceremony in Chennai. Also starring comedian Sathish in a crucial role, the film will be bankrolled by Studio Green and is slated to go on the floors very soon.
Originally, Siva was to join hands with Thaana Serntha Kootam director Vignesh Shivan for a project for Studio Green. For reasons unknown, Vignesh opted out of the project and the makers were left with no option other than roping in Rajesh as they didn’t want to waste Siva’s dates. Siva had committed to a project with Studio Green over two years ago and the project is finally taking off after a few hiccups initially.
Talking about the genre of the film, Rajesh told Times of India: “Sivakarthikeyan is a huge star among the kids and family audience love him to bits. So, this one will be a complete family entertainer which has its heart in its place.”
Meanwhile, Siva also has a science-fiction film with Ravi Kumar in his kitty. This yet-untitled project will have music by AR Rahman and it is slated to go on the floors from this summer.
Said to be an ambitious project to be made on a lavish budget, it is rumoured that Siva will be seen fighting aliens in the film. Rakul Preet Singh, last seen in Karthi’s Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru, has been signed and this film will mark her maiden collaboration with Sivakarthikeyan.
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