SJ Suryah to play the baddie in Mahesh Babu’s next

  • IANS, Chennai
  • Updated: Apr 22, 2016 14:54 IST
SJ Suryah was suggested by director Murugadoss. (SJSuryahOfficial/Facebook)

Actor Mahesh Babu’s next Telugu-Tamil bilingual will reportedly see actor-filmmaker SJ Suryah play the film’s baddie. The film is expected to begin its shoot from June-July.

“Suryah has been finalised for the project. The makers had initially planned to rope in a Bollywood star. However, it was director Murugadoss who suggested it would be interesting to work with Suryah,” said a source from the film’s camp.

To keep himself available for the project, Suryah had to miss out on an opportunity to work with Dhanush.

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“Suryah was approached to play the baddie in Dhanush’s Enai Nokki Paayum Thota, but he couldn’t accept the offer as he had already committed his dates to Mahesh’s project,” he said.

Tipped to be a Rs 90-crore actioner, the film will be predominantly shot in Mumbai, and the makers are on the lookout for the leading lady.

The film will be bankrolled by Tagore Madhu.

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