The film, tentatively titled Suriya 36, could be a revived version of Selvaraghavan’s own film Kaan, which was shelved for unknown reasons.
Ahead of the release of his film Thaana Serntha Kootam, Suriya on Monday commenced work on his next yet-untitled Tamil outing with filmmaker Selvaraghavan. Tentatively titled Suriya 36, the film marks the first collaboration of Suriya and Selvaraghavan.
While not much is known about the genre of the film or the subject it might deal with, we have learnt from reliable sources that the film could be a revived version of Selvaraghavan’s own film Kaan, which was shelved for unknown reasons. In 2016, Kaan was launched with Simbu in the lead and the makers even shot briefly, before dropping the project without clarification. An official announcement from the makers regarding these reports which have been doing the rounds since last week is still awaited.
The combination of Suriya and Selvaraghavan has already set the anticipation bar high and audiences are eagerly looking forward to the film. While Rakul Preet Singh was originally considered for the leading lady’s role, the makers last week confirmed that Sai Pallavi will play the lead. Even though it was originally believed to be a two-heroine subject and both the heroines were to be paired with Suriya, it has now been clarified that it’ll only feature one heroine. To be produced by Dream Warrior Pictures, the film has been confirmed to release for Diwali this year.
It was recently revealed that Suriya’s project won’t be a simple film and it requires a lot of research. Selva, in an interview earlier this year, revealed that he had plans to work with Suriya soon after Kadhal Kondein, and the dream has been finally fulfilled after a decade. Suriya, it is believed, after Selva’s project might team up with Gautham Menon. According to reliable sources, Gautham and Suriya had planned to work together soon after Singam 3; however, due to a prior commitment to Vignesh Shivan, he had to start working on Thaana Serntha Kootam, which is gearing up for release for Pongal 2018.
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