After ‘Thaana Serntha Kootam’, Suriya will next be seen in Selvaraghavan’s ‘NGK – Nandha Gopala Krishnan’. When the project was first announced, it was supposed to hit the screens last Deepavali along with Vijay’s Sarkar. However, the film missed the Deepavali release after Selvaraghavan fell ill and the shoot was stalled for a couple of weeks. The shooting was further delayed as Suriya went on to complete filming major portions for his next project with KV Anand, Kaappaan, in which he sports a different look.
The delay paved way to rumours such as a rift between the director and Suriya, due to which the shoot was said to be stalled. However, producer SR Prabhu said that there was no rift between Suriya and Selvaraghavan. He also clarified that the shoot had to be postponed because Suriya was occupied with his other project, Kaappaan.
The film stars Rakul Preet Singh and Sai Pallavi as the leading ladies. Produced by Dream Warrior Pictures, the film has been made on a lavish budget. In March last 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 is a political drama and Suriya may play a leader.
On Saturday, Selvaraghavan took to Twitter to announce that the shoot for ‘NGK’ had finally been wrapped up. “It has been a fantastic journey filming with the one and only Suriya sir. Truly amazed by his wonderful talent and dedication. We, team NGK, take this moment to thank him from the bottom of our hearts,” he tweeted.
In reply, Suriya thanked Selvaraghavan for giving him a new high, behind and in front of the camera.
Despite rumours doing the rounds that NGK could be a revived version of Selvaraghavan’s Kaan, which was launched in 2016 but later dropped, sources close to the makers have rubbished the reports and clarified that the team was working on a fresh subject.
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