After the dismal show of Laptop in the box office,
director Roopesh Paul is all set to tread the path of commercial
cinema. And this time he has chosen Kollywood as his platform. He
is all set to direct Aattanayakan (Tamil) and has roped in
stars like Prakashraj, Sreekanth and Malavika to play the lead
Laptop girl Padmapriya and another Malayalee actress
Shamna Kassim will also be featured in the film. Songs are being
rendered by Vijaya Lakshmi and Navaneeth Krishnan, both assistants
to music maestro Ilayaraja.
While Laptop, termed as a different movie, was made
with a budget of Rs. 65 lakhs, Aattanayakan has a budget
of Rs. 5 crores. The script will be written by Indu Menon who was
also responsible for Laptop but the script will be translated and
modified to suit Tamil audiences by Pokkiri fame
Prabhakar. Roopesh will start the shooting of Aattanayakan
by 25th August.