Speaking to reporters in Hyderabad while promoting Thaana Serntha Kootam in January, Suriya had said, “After my film with Selvaraghavan, I’ll work with KV Anand. The film will most likely go on the floors from July.” In the latest development, Harris Jayaraj might come on board as the composer for this project. Earlier, rumour mills claimed that Hip Hop Tamizha had been signed as a composer. However, Anand had eventually quashed these reports.
The cinematographer Gavemic U Ary, who stole hearts with his work in Bareilly Ki Barfi, will be handling the department of photography. Talking about the movie, Gavemic was quoted by India.com saying, “There was a time when I used to be inspired from @anavenkat’s cinematography. You can imagine my joy to be working with him in his own film, where I get to showcase my camera skills. Cannot wait to capture @Suriya_offl through my lens.”
The art department will be handled by DRK Kiran. The leading lady hasn’t been announced as yet. More details regarding the film are yet to be revealed.
Anand and Suriya have previously collaborated for movies like Ayan and Maattraan. Suriya is said to be excited about joining hands with Anand, whose last directorial was Kavan.
Suriya is also in discussion with director Hari and Vikram Kumar for future collaborations. While with Hari, Suriya has delivered the highly successful Singam franchise, the actor has done the science-fiction action film 24 with Vikram Kumar.
Speaking of working with Hari, Suriya had earlier said, “This won’t be another Singam project. I usually team up with Hari sir once in a couple or three years. I work with him on projects that help me expand my market. I still remember the time when we didn’t have the budget to do 7 am Arivu as nobody was willing to bet on the film. A couple of months later Singam first part released and turned out to be a blockbuster. The success of Singam earned me the license to do 7 am Arivu. I need to do a film like Singam once in a while to experiment with projects such as 24.”
Suriya’s 36th film NGK, rumoured to be 'Nanda Gopalan Kumaran', was officially launched last month. The movie also stars Rakul Preet Singh and Sai Pallavi as the leading ladies. Produced by Dream Warrior Pictures, the project is gearing up for a Deepavali release.