Actor and filmmaker S.J. Suryah is under consideration for the antagonist's role in superstar Mahesh Babu's next, which will be helmed by A.R. Murugadoss.
"Suryah has been considered for the role and talks have been initiated. However, he 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 from the film's revealed.
Earlier, Mahesh worked in the direction of S.J. Suryah and it would be interesting to see how the actor and director would pull off the baddie role in such a huge project.
Tipped to be made on a budget of Rs.85-90 crore, the project is slated to go on the floors from June onwards. To be produced by Tagore Madhu, the makers are still on the lookout for the leading lady.
Although names of actress such as Parineeti Chopra and Keerthy Suresh have been associated with the project, none have been confirmed yet. The rumor also suggested that Nithya Menen has rejected the film, when offered a small role.