Lakshmi Menon, the toast of Kollywood along with Hansika, has been signed up to star opposite producer-distributor-turned-hero Udhayanidhi’s next film. Udhayanidhi, who owns the production house Red Giant Movies, made a brief appearance in Suriya’s hit film Aadhavan which he produced. Few predicted at that time that he was to use the cameo role as a prelude to making a formal debut as hero in Kollywood.
Udhayanidhi has since played the lead role in two films in Oru Kal Oru Kannadi and Idhu Kathirvelan Kaadhal wherein he got paired opposite Hansika and Nayantara (in that order) respectively. He is now starring in his third film in lead role in Nanbenda which pits Nayanthara opposite him for the second time. Udhayanidhi, who was so impressed with Nayan’s looks during the making of Idhu Kathirvelan Kaadhal, chose to repeat her again. A. Jagadish is the film’s director.
For his fourth film, which is as yet untitled, Udhayanidhi has signed up Lakshmi Menon, who is one of the most sought-after heroines in Kollywood. The Udhayanidhi-Lakshmi Menon starrer would be directed by S.R. Prabhakaran who earlier directed Idhu Kathirvelan Kaadhal. Moving away from his preferred music director Harris Jayaraj, Udhayanidhi has opted for Anirudh Ravichander to score the film’s music.
Santhanam, who struck up great chemistry in Udhayanidhi’s both the films, is playing a prominent role yet again. Udhayanidhi says he is ready to star in others’ films provided he is offered the appropriate script and technicians.