Producer-director Sundar C’s upcoming directorial venture Sanghamitra is to be made as a trilingual – in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi – at a whopping cost of more than Rs.250 crores. Sri Thenandal Films, which has already produced many, would be the film’s producer. Incidentally, it would be the 100th film as producer for the prestigious production house.
Many leading Tamil and Telugu heroes and heroines were approached to play lead roles in the film but most of them refused the offer as Sundar C sought more than 250 days of call-sheet from them on a continuous basis. ‘Jayam’ Ravi and Arya have been confirmed as the twin heroes of the film whose shoot would commence in January. A.R. Rahman would be scoring the film’s music.
Author Prabanjan is penning the script of the film; the makers made an official announcement yesterday that the film would be made separately and simultaneously in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. Surprisingly enough, the announcement about the making of the film has A.R. Rahman’s name first, followed by ‘Jayam’ Ravi and Arya and concludes with Sundar C’s name, creating some controversy.
Usually, the director’s name is mentioned first followed by the technicians’ name and this being the case, Sundar C’s name should have preceded Rahman’s name. When queried about it, sources close to Sundar C said that he didn’t feel awkward about this as invariably, in films’ titles, it is the director’s name which appears last!