Mufti, which was directed by Narthan and bankrolled by Jayanna and Bhogendra under the banner of Jayanna Combines, got a positive response when it released. We already told you that director Narthan is foraying into Tamil cinema for a project that would be bankrolled by production house Studio Green, headed by Gnanavel Raja. We had also told you that it will be a dual hero subject. One of the leads has been confirmed as being STR aka Simbu and now we hear that for the second lead role, both Arya and Atharvaa have been approached.
Our source said, “The film by Narthan already has Simbu as one of the lead roles. Arya and Atharvaa have been approached to play the second lead role. One of them is expected to be giving their nod to this project soon.” It sure is going to be interesting to watch Simbu in a new gen director’s film and that too from a different industry that he has not worked in yet. Reportedly the film may be a remake of Mufti as Studio Green owns the Tamil remake rights of Mufti as well.
Reports are also stating that Sarathkumar has been approached for a pivotal role in this film. STR will next be seen in his film Maanaadu with Venkat Prabhu. He will also be seen in an extended cameo role in Hansika Motwani’s 50th film Maha.
Mufti, starring Shivraj Kumar, Srimurali, Shanvi Srivastava, Madhu Guruswamy and Vasishta N Simha, is a neo-noir action crime thriller film that had Shivanna playing the gang boss Bhairathi Ranagal.