Dhanush, who starred alongside producer-director-actor Rajkiran in Hari’s Venghai a few years back, has signed up the actor to play a significant role in Naanum Rowdydhaan which stars Vijay Sethupathi and Nayantara as on-screen pair for the first time.
Dhanush is producing the film under his home banner and after Vijay Sethupathi went public at a film-event a few months back that he was ‘floored’ by Nayantara’s beauty, cast him opposite Nayantara in Naanum Rowdythaan. Raadhika, RJ Balaji, Anandraj and R. Parthiepan play prominent roles in the film. Raj Kiran is the latest actor to be added to the film’s cast.
Reports say that Rajkiran, who has carved a niche for himself in character roles in recent years, might play a tough cop’s role. Rajkiran’s performance as an old man in last year’s Manja Pai won him critical appreciation; he is also awaiting the release of his Komban. Vignesh Shivan is directing Naanum Rowdythaan which has music by Anirudh Ravichander. George Williams is the film’s cinematographer.
The film is being shot widely in and around Chennai at present.