Director Mani Ratnam has pulled off a casting coup of sorts for his next film. The National Award winning filmmaker has roped in Kollywood star Simbu for his directorial outing. The untitled project has already sent movie buffs into a tizzy due to Ratnam’s choice of the star cast.
In the biggest casting coup of sorts in the recent times in Kollywood, Mani Ratnam has managed to cast another star in his latest project. This time, it is Simbu who has come on board for his next film. The film reportedly has a stellar cast, including Vijay Sethupathi, Nani, Fahadh Faasil, Jyothikaand Aishwarya Rajesh.
An official announcement of the project and the details of cast and crew is expected to be made soon. Confirming the news, Aishwarya said that acting in Ratnam’s direction was her dream.
“Finally, my dream has come true,” Aishwarya told Times of India. “I am not allowed to reveal any details about the film. All I can say is this will be completely different from Mani sir’s previous films. I am happy I got this offer at this stage in my career.”
Jyothika will also be working with Ratnam for the first time in her career. It’s worth noting that the director has made memorable movies with Jyothika’s husband Suriya and brother-in-law Karthi in the past.
A source says, “It is true that Simbu has signed the film, though it isn’t possible to reveal any other information pertaining to the film now.” This is the first time that Simbu is joining hands with the maverick filmmaker, while he will be seen acting along with Jyothika for the third time, after Manmadhan and Saravana. Though the news regarding the project has been kept under wraps, we hear that Vijay Sethupathi will be seen playing a cameo.
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