Earlier, the film was confirmed as a Diwali release and was set to lock horns with Vijay’s 'Sarkar' at the box-office.

Suriya-Selvaraghavans NGK likely to miss Diwali release
Flix Kollywood Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 19:11

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.

According to a Times of India report, NGK is likely to miss the Diwali release as Selvaraghavan is unwell. “Selvaraghavan has suddenly fallen ill and has undergone an appendix surgery. Since he needs rest, the schedules have taken a back seat. Once he’s ok, he will have to figure out the date with all the artists all over again, and begin filming,” a source was quoted in the Times report.

Nearly 60 percent of the shoot is over. However, because of the delay in the shooting, the film might not release for Diwali. The makers are now eyeing November release. NGK marks the first-time collaboration between Suriya and Selvaraghavan.

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.

(Content provided by Digital Native)

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