Ever since his exit from the reality show Bigg Boss, Mahat Raghavendra has been on a film signing spree. Having already signed three projects as the lead, he has now landed a role in the Tamil remake of Telugu blockbuster Attarintiki Daredi, which features Simbu in the lead.
Mahat has already commenced shooting for the project, which is being directed by Sundar C. Apparently, Mahat didn’t mind doing a brief role alongside his friend Simbu. Ramya Krishnan will be reprising the role done by Nadiya in the Tamil remake of Attarintiki Daredi.
Released in 2013, Attarintiki Daredi is the last known blockbuster in Pawan Kalyan’s career. The story follows a grandson, played by Kalyan, who promises to his grandfather to help him reconcile his relationship with his estranged daughter.
Soon after the release of the film, rumors made the rounds that Vijay might star in the film’s remake. However, the project has taken off with Simbu, Megha Akash and Catherine Tresa in the titular roles.
The team recently completed a scheduled in Georgia where they shot Simbu’s introduction scenes and song. The project, being bankrolled by Lyca Productions, is currently being shot in Chennai.
Last seen in Mani Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, Simbu is currently getting ready to commence shooting for Venkat Prabhu’s political thriller Manaadu. Lyca Productions, meanwhile, is busy with the production of Suriya 37, which they’re bankrolling on a lavish budget.
The film marks the third time collaboration of Suriya and KV Anand after Ayan and Maattraan. The yet-untitled film also stars Arya, Mohanlal, and Sayyeshaa in key roles. Lyca's latest release has been Dhanush’s Vada Chennai, which follows 30 years in the life of a gangster from North Madras.
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