The title of filmmaker Sundar C's mega budget Tamil historic drama Sanghamitra, which stars Arya, Jayam Ravi and Shruti Haasan, will be launched on the opening night of the 70th Cannes International Film Festival, the film's makers Sri Thenandal Films have announced.
This is a rare honour for the project as it also happens to be the first time a Tamil film is being unveiled at the prestigious film festival. Tipped to be being made on a budget of Rs 150 crore, the film happens to the most expensive project in the careers of its director Sundar C and the makers.
It is also rumoured that the film is most likely to be made in two parts. Going the Baahubali way, the first part will feature Arya while the second one will star Jayam Ravi. Shruti Haasan, who is currently being trained in sword fighting, will be seen in the role of a fierce princess. She had said in a few of her recent media interactions that it will be the biggest project of her career and she will get to do everything she hasn't attempted so far in her career.
Jayam Ravi, too, had said that he will start training for the project and also beef up to play a very challenging role. Arya, who hasn't had a hit in a long time, has pinned all his hopes on this film as he wishes to bounce back strongly. Double Oscar-winning AR Rahman has been roped in to compose music and he has apparently already completed a song. The film will also be made in Telugu and Hindi but maybe not simultaneously along with its Tamil version.
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