Lyca Productions, the makers of superstar Rajinikanth's Tamil sci-fi action drama 2.o, has denied it has acquired the theatrical rights of Dhanush-starrer political drama, Kodi.
Earlier, speculations were rife that the distribution rights of
Kodi, directed by Durai Senthilkumar of Ethir
Neechal fame, were purchased by Lyca Productions for a
"We are not associated with 'Kodi'. Contrary to reports, we
haven't bagged its theatrical rights. Any news regarding the
collaboration is just a rumour," a representative from Lyca told
Apart from Dhanush, who plays a dual role, Kodi stars
Trisha Krishnan and Anupama Parameshwaran of Premam fame
in important roles.
After initiating talks with actresses like Shriya Saran and
Vidya Balan, the team finally zeroed in on Trisha, who will be seen
portraying a negative character.
To pair up with Dhanush, Shamili was initially signed in after
efforts to rope in Rakul Preet failed. However, Shamili too backed
out of the project, prompting the team to bring Anupama
Parameshwaran on board.
Currently, Lyca has five projects under their wings.
"Our forthcoming releases are 'Vetrivel', 'Ennaku Innoru Peru
Irukku', 'Yaman', yet-untitled Kamal Haasan project with director
Rajeev Kumar and film-maker Shankar's magnum opus '2.o'," the
Lyca, who made a splash with Vijay-starrer Tamil blockbuster
"Kaththi" in 2014, ventured into distribution with Naanum Rowdy
Dhaan, starring Vijay Sethupathi and Nayantara in the lead and
National Award-winning Tamil film Visaaranai, directed by
Meanwhile, Dhanush has a host of upcoming projects including
Prabhu Solomon's Thodari, Gautham Vasudev Menon's
Yennai Nokki Paayum Thotta, Vetrimaaran's Vada
Chennai and a Hollywood film titled The Fakir, which
will be directed by Marjane Satrapi.