Earlier, we had reported that actor-director SJ Surya is in talks to play the role of an antagonist in Mahesh Babu's Tamil-Telugu bilingual, to be directed by AR Murugadoss. Now, a source has confirmed that the Kushi director has been zeroed in to play the villain in the high budget entertainer.
"The film will go on floors from late June or early July, once AR Murugadoss finishes his Hindi project 'Akira'. SJ Surya has been zeroed in to play the villain, talks are on with Parineeti Chopra to play the female lead," a source close to the development has revealed.
Though many claim that Surya will soon be brought on board officially, sources close to the Iraivi actor have said that Surya will have to sort out issues pertaining to his dates as he has already started working on his next directorial venture.
"He (SJ Surya) hasn't been officially signed it yet. Suryah has already begun work on his next directorial venture, and hence, feels he won't have time to be part of this project," a source has said.
However, it is to be seen if Murugadoss can make subtle changes to his schedule in order to sign in Surya, as the actor-director's presence in the film will bring in a new flavour.
Tipped to be made with a budget of 85-90 Crore rupees, the film will be bankrolled by Tagore Madhu and will have its music composed by Harris Jayaraj.
Since the action-thriller is said to deal with sensitive issues with respect to the Indian government and judicial system, expectations are sky-high for this upcoming bilingual.
Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting project.