Arya, who will be seen playing a tribe in his upcoming movie, which is tentatively titled as 'Kadamban', is all set to shoot with 50 elephants for the climax sequence of the film.
Though the schedule starts next month, Arya and the team will head to Thailand this week, as the country is known for rearing elephants.
"The schedule starts from July 1, but Arya and the director will be going to Thailand this week because Arya has to attend some training sessions on how to handle the elephants during the shoot. Thailand has a huge elephant pannai and around 50 elephants have been selected from the 300 elephants there.
Arya will be trained by mahouts, who will also be present during all the ten days of the shooting schedule. The makers will be spending close to five crore rupees for the climax alone, as renting these elephants is very expensive," a source close to the project told Times of India.
Being directed by Ragava, the film, which is set against the backdrop of a forest, will have Catherine Tresa romancing the Naan Kadavul actor.
Since the entire movie was shot in forests near Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Arya had to counter snakes and wild animals.
"Till now, for most of the films I've done, barring 'Naan Kadavul', for which I shot in Kashi, I have shot in comfortable places like coffee shops, malls, and other places within the city. But this schedule, of shooting in forests amidst snakes and wild animals is really a different experience for me, and I am enjoying it," Arya had said.
Meanwhile, the Vasuvum Saravananum Onna Padichavanga actor has signed his next with director Ameer. It is said that the film will be a villaged based subject, on the lines of Ameer's Paruthiveeran.