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Santhanam's upcoming film Dhilluku Dhuddu is a spoof on horror films. The movie, directed by Rambala of 'Lollu Sabha' fame, has Shananya playing the female lead.
"In the last 12 months, Tamil cinema has seen over half a dozen horror films. The makers of 'Dhilukku Dhuddu' didn't want to tread on the same path and hence, decided to infuse the spoof angle in the story," a source from the movie's unit has said.
Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, the Inimey Ippadithaan actor has revealed about the movie and the character he plays in it.
"I play a character named Kumar, son of Anandraj and look after my dad's shop that hires stunt materials. He (Kumar) is a happy-go-lucky person, does not hesitate and always challenges everyone. People who play cards use this colloquial term 'Dhillukku Dhuddu', when they come to the last round of the game after continuously losing money, my character is similar in nature."
While Saurabh Shukla plays an important character, Shananya will be seen playing his daughter.
"The story revolves around Kumar (me), and a North Indian family. While Bollywood actor Saurabh Shukla plays a marwari financier, Shanaya has been cast as his daughter, who plays a student," Santhanam has said.
Thaman has been roped in to compose tunes for the film.
"He (Thaman) has composed wonderful numbers, and music will be a big plus to the movie. In fact, for the first time, I will be shaking a leg for a 'mass' number, titled 'Sivan Maganda'. Ashok Raja, known for his tough dance steps is the choreographer for this devotional number. I pulled it off after rigorous rehearsals."
Dhilluku Dhuddu will be releasing in mid-June. The team had recently released the teaser of the film, which has been received well by Santhanam fans.