Pa. Ranjith, who is all set to direct superstar Rajinikanth in his next directorial venture which remains untitled as on date, is said to have argued in favour of signing up his favourite music director Santhosh Narayanan for the film and eventually had his way with producer Dhanush.
National award-winning actor Dhanush produces Rajini-Ranjith’s second combination. The duo came together for the first time in last year’s Kabali and their association for the second time in two years has excited fans of Rajini as Ranjith has assured that the proposed film won’t be a sequel to Kabali but would be a new, challenging script.
After he split with Anirudh Ravichander, Dhanush has been busy promoting Shaan Rolden who scored the music of his debut directorial venture Pa Pandi. Ranjith, who has worked with Santhosh Narayanan in Attakathi, Madras and Kabali, argued with Dhanush the need to repeat Santhosh Narayayan as the music director as he has the experience of scoring music and BG score for a Rajini-starrer.
Ranjith also didn’t yield to Dhanush’s wish/temptation of appearing in at least one frame in the film with his father-in-law and superstar Rajinikanh. Ranjith, however, made it clear to Dhanush that the script didn’t provide for insertion of any artiste as a ‘guest actor’!