Susi Ganeshan, who disappeared from Tamil film industry soon after the release of his last Tamil directorial venture Kanthaswamy which released in screens in 2009, moved to Bollywood where he remade his Tamil hit film Thiruttu Payale as Shortcut Romeo in Hindi in 2013.
Susi debuted as director in Tamil with the Prasanna-sterrer Five Star and has directed only four films in Tamil with the Prashanth-Sneha starrer Virumbigiren being his other film.
After more than five years, he has now come back to Tamil films not as a director but as a producer. In a press communiqué, he has detailed his future plans. Despite the failure of Shortcut Romeo, Susi is directing another film in Hindi at present.
He produces a Tamil film which stars debutant Dulquer Salmaan, son of Malayalam megastar Mammootty, as the hero. He isn’t directing the film but is only producing it. He is also producing Kalavaani in Marathi and Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam in Hindi.
“There is a similarity between the three films I’m producing in three languages: all these films have comedy as its backbone. I plan to release these films within this year.
I’m also trying to rope in Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan to essay Sathyaraj’s role in the Hindi version of Varuthapadatha Valibar Sangam. If I can accomplish it, I shall be extremely happy,” he said.