For quite some time now, it was widely speculated that Suriya may join hands with film-maker Sundar C for a big budget, historical flick on the lines of Telugu films Magadheera and Baahubali.
Putting an end to all rumours, the Aranmanai director,
in his latest Red Carpet interview to IndiaGlitz, has said no
actors have been confirmed as of now and that the film is a mega
budget entertainer, which will exceed the budget of
Baahubali and Rajinikanth's 2.0.
"This is Thenandal Films' prestigious movie as it is their 100th
production. Only art director Sabu Cyril and VFX supervisor Kamala
Kannan have been signed in. Rest of the cast and crew will be
officially announced in a month's time," Sundar told Sreedhar
When asked about initiating talks with Suriya, Sundar termed it
as a mere media speculation and added that the historical movie
will have a "very big and fantastic star cast" from three different
film industries as the movie will be a Tamil-Telugu-Hindi
The 48-year-old film-maker went on to say that scripting work
for the film started 7 months ago with writers like Bhadri
Narayanan and Prapanchan, a recepient of Njanapeedam Award, working
Sundar says it will take at least a couple of years to complete
"Since a project like this demands lot of concentration and
work, it will take 2 years to complete the film. We have already
begun the CG works in countries like USA, UK and Denmark. Also, I
will not commit myself to any other project until I complete this,"
he has said.
Sundar C also awaits the release of Muthina Kathirikai,
an official remake of Malayalam movie Vellimoonga.
Directed by Venkat Raghavan, this film has
Sundar C and Poonam Bajwa in the lead roles. It also stars Vaibhav,
Sathish and Kiran Rathod in important roles.