Director Vignesh Shivan (better known as actress Nayantara’s boyfriend) has said that he considered it as a ‘great, once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity to direct Suriya in an untitled film.
Nayantara is turning producer and has signed up Suriya to play the lead role in her maiden venture after her efforts to rope in Ajith Kumar (whom she starred with in films such as Billa and Aegan) didn’t yield the desired results. Thanks to Suriya and Nayantara’s on-screen chemistry which worked wonders in films such as Aadhavan, Maasu Engira Masilamani and Ghajini, the duo now works together for the 4th time.
“After I completed Naanum Rowdydhaan, I once met Suriya and narrated a script. He liked it and encouraged me and I didn’t feel that I was talking to a huge star. He put me at ease. I never thought I would get to direct him in a film. I have only watched him at various public functions and it’s indeed a huge honour for me to direct him.
“I have already worked with stars such as Simbu and Vijay Sethupathi and am excited about my third film which would have Suriya in the lead. I’m also thankful to him for trusting me and giving me the opportunity to direct him. The proposed film would be a breezy entertainer and would have loads of elements such as comedy, romance and action,” concludes Shivan.