Reports emanating from sources close to ace film-maker say that Mani Ratnam might cast Atharavaa as the hero in his next film, which is untitled as yet and would be a bilingual project.
Mani Ratnam bounced back from Kaal debacle and delivered a super-hit film O Kadhal Kanmani. He is now all set to make a film starring Karthi and Sai Pallavi in the lead.
It is said that Atharvaa, son of late actor Murali who was the hero of the 1985 hit film Pagal Nilavu which launched Mani Ratnam as director in Tamil films, would play the hero in Mani Ratnam’s next film after this.
Atharvaa’s standing in the industry as an young and upcoming hero has received a huge boost with his back-to-back super-hit films in the form of Eetti and Kanithan.
Success has made Atharvaa conscious of accepting his future projects as he strives hard to retain the hard-fought success. It is said that Mani Ratnam’s bilingual film, to be made in Kannada and Tamil simultaneously, may star Atharvaa in the lead.
No announcement, however, hasn’t been made so far about this.