Model-turned-actor and reality TV star Upen Patel has been approached by filmmaker AR Murugadoss for a Tamil film.
Patel is currently riding high on the success of his debut Tamil movie, Shankar's I, that went on to become a box office hit, minting over Rs 200 crore worldwide. Following the film's success, Upen has become a familiar face in regional cinema, and Murugadoss reportedly wants to cash in on his popularity by casting him.
Sources close to the two suggest that discussions are on. "Upen and Murugadoss met recently to discuss the possibilities of doing a Tamil film together," says a source.
While Upen was not available for a comment, the source adds that he's quite keen on the prospect. "Murugadoss shares a close bond with Upen. He has already discussed the script with him and Upen has also given his consent in principle," says the source.