Maverick filmmaker KS Ravikumar's next movie is making noise even before the movie hit the floors. The director surprised the entire industry by roping in Kannada superstar Kiccha Sudeep for his bilingual movie but little less we knew that the actor's name was recommended by one of the biggest name of Kollywood.
Well, it is none other than Rajinikanth. If sources are to be believed, it is Rajinikanth, who suggested Sudeep's name for the forthcoming movie of KS Ravikumar. The buzz says that the director had talked about the upcoming movie with the superstar during the shooting of Kochadaiyaan. After hearing the storyline, the Endhiran actor reportedly felt that Kiccha Sudeep would be suitable for the role.
Reports add that the movie has two main roles - one is of the hero and other is villain. The baddie part reportedly made Rajinikanth to suggest Sudeep's name. It may be recalled that the superstar had earlier praised the Kannada actor's performance in Naan Eee, the Tamil version of Eega.
After watching the SS Rajamouli directorial flick Naan Ee, superstar Rajinikanth took the Kannada actor's number from his friend and called him to praise his work. Continue reading the story on the slideshow...
What Rajini Said...
Drawing comparision with his role of baddie in Endhiran, Rajinikanth had told Sudeep that the Kannada actor had beaten him when it comes to the villain role.
In return, Sudeep had thanked Rajinikanth and had claimed that his good words were bigger than winning Oscars.
Sources say that Sudeep's role in Naan Ee had impressed KS Ravikumar. Apart from Rajinikanth's suggestion, this factor too made the director to choose him for the lead roles.
KS Ravikumar Tight-lipped
KS Ravikumar is tight-lipped about the project. The project is likely to take off in December.
KSR Yet To Finalise Heroines
The female leads for the forthcoming movie is yet to be finalised. Other cast and crew are also yet to be selected. The movie is produced by leading Kannada producer Soorappa Babu.
Sudeep's Next Movie
Meanwhile, Kiccha Sudeep is busy with his forthcoming Kannada movie Manikya, which is directed by himself. It features Ravichandran and Ramya Krishnan in the key roles.
KSR Getting Ready
On the other end, KS Ravikumar's first attempt in Bollywood has failed at Box Office. Policegiri starring Sanjay Dutt did not live up to audience expectations.