A recent buzz had suggested that Suriya, who was last seen in the sci-fi time traveling thriller 24, might be roped into director Sundar's upcoming historical movie, which is tipped to be on the lines of Telugu film Magadheera.
Now, a source close to the project has confirmed that the Aadhavan actor is indeed in talks with the production house, and if everything goes well, he might be roped in to play the lead.
Speaking to Times of India, the source has said, "Discussions are on with Suriya, and we are sorting out the dates. We are also in talks with a top actress from Bollywood, but we haven't signed any of the actors."
There were reports that suggested the makers are interested to get Deepika Padukone on board. But a birdie close to the actress has denied it and has added, "Deepika is not in talks for any Tamil film. As of now, she is busy with other commitments."
According to the report from the leading daily, only the technicians have been finalised.
"As of now, we have only finalised the technicians. Kamala Kannan, who did the VFX for 'Baahubali', will be roped in for this film, too. Sundar sir is still working on the script, and will take some time for the official announcement," the source has added.
Meanwhile, Suriya is busy shooting for S3, the sequel to his superhit films Singam and Singam 2. Being directed by Hari, who had helmed the prequels, S3 will have Anushka and Shruti Haasan playing important roles.
While Harris Jayaraj has been roped in to compose tunes for the movie, Priyan and VT Vijayan have been brought on board to take care of the cinematography and editing, respectively. S3 is being bankrolled by KE Gnanavel Raja.