Reports are that director Karthick Naren is in talks with the young actor Kalidas Jayaram to play the lead role in his upcoming film titled Nadaga Medai.
Sources in the know say that the director is busy with pre-production work and had discussed the story with Kalidas but nothing more has been finalized it. Nadaga Medai is still in the initial stages and the casting will be revealed only after the script in fine-tuned, we hear.
The project will go on the floors only after Karthick Naren completes his upcoming film Naragasooran, which is scheduled for release in May. Kalidas began his acting career as a child artiste with the movie Kochu Kochu Santhoshangal and went on to star in Ente Veedu Appuvinteyum and Udayon.
He made his debut as hero with the Tamil movie a couple of years ago. His debut film in Malayalam Poormaram, which was supposed to release a few months ago was postponed a couple of times for certain unknown reasons.
Kalidas, during a recent event he had attended, made it clear that Poomaram will be out at the theatres next month. His project with Karthick Naren may be announced after the release of Poomaram, say sources.
Karthick Naren, a short filmmaker, made his debut in the film industry in 2016 with the critically acclaimed film Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru, which had Rahman, Prakash Vijayaraghavan, and Anjana Jayaprakash in the lead roles. He is currently busy with the post-production of Naragasooran, which has Aravind Swamy, Shriya Saran, Sundeep Kishan, Indrajith and Aathmika in the star cast.
Touted to be a thriller, Naragasooran is being bankrolled by Gautham Menon, Venkat Somasundaram and Reshma Ghatala under the banners Ondraaga Entertainment and Shraddha Entertainment. Ron Ethan Yohann is composing music for this flick with Sujith Sarang cranking the camera and Sreejith Sarang roped in for editing.
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