It’s official. Mani Ratnam’s next is a star-studded affair, shoot to begin in Jan 2018
We had already reported that ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam is pulling off a casting coup by roping in Arvind Swami, Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil and Simbu for his next bilingual multi-starrer project. On Friday evening, it was confirmed via an official statement that the Roja filmmaker has indeed signed these actors, apart from Jyothika and Aishwarya Rajesh. Telugu actor Nani was also rumoured to be part of the project. However, Simbu was brought in his place after he chose to pass the offer as he was committed to two other Telugu projects already.
It was also confirmed that the project will roll from January next year. To be bankrolled by Madras Talkies, double Oscar-winning AR Rahman has been roped in compose the music. Lensman Santosh Sivan has will crank the camera and it’ll be his sixth collaboration with Ratnam. A source close to Ratnam confirmed the film will be an action-thriller and will be a departure from the filmmaker’s usual style of films.
Ratnam has pinned high hopes on this project following the debacle of Kaatru Veliyidai, which sank without a trace at the box-office.
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