Arvind Swamy, who got a new lease of life as actor with the 2015 super-duper hit film Thani Oruvan, is essaying the lead role in an upcoming film titled as Baskar Oru Rascal in which he is paired up opposite Amala Paul.
The film, as the title clearly reveals, is a Tamil remake of the super-hit Malayalam film Baskar Oru Rascal which starred Mammootty and Nayantara in the lead and tasted success when released some time back. In fact, the film’s crew even tried to rope in Rajini to play the lead role in the Tamil version but it wasn’t the case to be.
With Arvind Swamy and Amala Paul, others in the cast include Nassar, Soori, Robot Shankar, Ramesh Kanna, Siddique and Master Raghav. Nainika, daughter of actress Meena, plays an important role in the film which has the sizzling Nikesha Patel in an ‘item number’ and Bollywood’s Aftab Shifdasani in an extended guest appearance.
The film’s shoot has been going on for the past few weeks and the crew has just left for the picturesque Maldives to shoot a song sequence. Siddique of Friends fame directs the film which has its dialogues penned by Ramesh Kanna. Amaresh is the film’s music director.