Actor Surya is one of most popular actors in Tamil Nadu. After Superstar Rajinikanth, he has got the next biggest fan base in Andhra Pradesh. His recent release Yamudu II, the Telugu version of his Tamil film Singam 2, has become a big hit at the AP Box Office. Its huge success is the best example for his popularity in the state. The actor is now set to star in a Telugu movie and this is for the first time in his career.
Producer KE Gnanavel Raja, who happens to be the uncle of Surya, has confirmed the news about the Tamil actor's debut in Telugu films. Addressing an event recently, Gnanavel Raja said that many Telugu audience were eagerly waiting to see him in a straight Telugu movie. So he has decided to foray into Tollywood very soon.
Gnanavel Raja, who has been the producer of many successful films like Sillunu Oru Kadhal, Singam, Naan Mahan Alla and Siruthai, added that he himself would produce Surya's first Telugu film, which will go on floors in August 2014. This movie will be directed by one of top filmmakers of South India. The producer hopes to finalise all other cast and crew and make an official announcement about it.
Surya, who was last seen in Yamudu II, is currently busy shooting for director Lingusamy's upcoming action entertainer starring Samantha in the female lead. The actor is expected to take up the filming for Venkat Prabhu's forthcoming action thriller. Once he would finish both these projects, he would start canning for debut Telugu movie.