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 whopping price.
"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 IANS.
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 source said.
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 Vetrimaaran.
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.