It’s going to be a busy year for Suriya as he currently has three projects in his kitty. Suriya who is awaiting the release of KV Anand’s Kaappaan, an action-thriller co-starring Malayalam superstar Mohanlal, is currently shooting for Irudhi Suttru director Sudha Kongara's Soorarai Pottru. It was recently announced that Suriya would be teaming up with director Siruthai Siva for a project which will be bankrolled by Studio Green.
It’s worth mentioning that Suriya had confirmed last year that he will be teaming up with Singam fame Hari for the sixth time. However, it got delayed since he wasn't able to allocate dates as he got busy with back-to-back projects. Now, the grapevine is that after he wraps up work on Sudha’s project, Suriya's project with Hari would be announced and it will not be a Singam franchise.
Last year, speaking about his project with Hari, Suriya had said in a media interaction in Hyderabad: “This won’t be another Singam project. I usually team up with Hari sir once in a couple or three years. I work with him on projects that help me expand my market. I still remember the time when we didn’t have the budget to do 7 am Arivu as nobody was willing to bet on the film. A couple of months later, Singam first part released and turned out to be a blockbuster. The success of Singam earned me the license to do 7 am Arivu. I need to do a film like Singam once in a while to experiment with projects such as 24.” Apart from the Singam series, Suriya and Hari have worked together in Vel and Aaru.
Soorarai Pottru being produced by Suriya’s 2D Entertainment, marks the southern debut of well-known Bollywood producer Guneet Monga, who will be co-producing this project. The film, which marks the maiden collaboration of Suriya and Sudha, has music by GV Prakash Kumar, who has already composed all songs for the album.
Suriya's first release of the year was Selvaraghavan directed political thriller NGK, which had received mixed reviews from critics and audience and bombed at the box office. The star is currently awaiting the release of director KV Anand's Kappan. The film was initially slated to hit the screens on August 30 and now it has been pushed to September 30 to avoid clash with Prabhas' Sahoo. The film also stars Malayalam superstar Mohanlal, Arya, Sayyeshaa along with Bollywood actor Boman Irani, Prem, Cirag Jani, Mayilsami and Samuthirakani in pivotal roles.
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