Pa. Ranjith who garnered the attention of Tamil cinema audience after helming back to back projects in the likes of Kaabali and Kaala with super star Rajinikanth in lead role was recently in the headlines after making controversial comments about ancient Tamil king Raja Raja Chola. The director was laying low for sometime after the news had brought in major criticism against him. Now that entire criticism wave has gone down and we now have an interesting update on the next project of the story teller.
The director was supposed to make his directorial debut in Bollywood with his film Birsa Munda which was said to be a life story drama. While the pre production works for the venture is still underway, now we have reports coming in that the film maker will be helming a Tamil project again with a powerful star cast which will have actor Arya, Attakathi Dinesh, and Kalaiyarasan of Madras fame in the lead roles. According to a source close to the story teller, “Director Ranjith will be directing a flick in Tamil next. The drama will have actor Arya in the lead role while two more promising actors will be brought on board for the entertainer. Most probably it will be actors Dinesh of Attakathi fame, and Kalaiyarasan of Madras fame. However, an official confirmation on the same is awaited.” This is indeed an interesting casting which is sure to make the fans of the actor and director go crazy.
The story of the film is said to be based on the boxing sport which is quite popular in North Chennai. This project will mark the first time association of the actors together with the director for a project though they have worked previously with him individually. Just the casting of the drama has created a lot of expectations on the venture and the news that it will be based on the sport boxing has taken the expectations to a whole different level. The motion picture is set to be bankrolled by Shreya Sri production house. The rest of the cast and crew that will be part of the project are expected to be announced soon.
On the work front, director Pa. Ranjith will be helming the Bollywood flick Birsa Munda shortly while actor Arya who has had a good last outing with the action crime thriller Magamuni is busy shooting for the family entertainer which is titled as Teddy under the directorial of director Shakthi Soundararajan in which he will be sharing the screen space with his wife Sayyeshaa for the first time after their marriage.