Director-actor Samuthirakkani has been in Sandalwood, the world of Kannada films, for the past few months as he is busy with the Kannada remake of his hit film Poraali which features popular Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar in the role of the protagonist played with aplomb by Samuthirakkani’s friend and actor-director-producer Sasikumar in the Tamil version.
Samuthirakkani has reportedly decided to cast ‘Jayam’ Ravi as the hero of his next film in Tamil, sources close to him point out. After Samu completes the Kannada version of Poraali in a month’s time from now and after ‘Jayam’ Ravi completes the final schedule of his upcoming film Aadhibagawan directed by Ameer, the film which brings together Samu and Ravi for the fist time would be launched.
‘Jayam’ Ravi has also been approached by AirTel mobile service provider to appear in its commercials, it is said. The actor would fulfill his commercial commitments and would then start work on Samu’s film which would be produced by Vaasan Visuals, the production house which had earlier produced films like Naan Kadavul and Boss Engira Baskaran.
In all probability, ‘comeback queen’ Nayanthara might be cast as heroine opposite Ravi in this untitled film. Nayan, who recently announced that she was coming back to films, has also reportedly bagged Ajith’s next film as his heroine. Samu reeals that even the screenplay of the film hasn’t yet been finalized but assures that the film would be an action-packed venture and would show Ravi in a never-before seen kind of role.