Director Bala, who was in talks with Atharvaa for a new project, is likely to join hands with Suriya as the latter was busy with his earlier committments.
While speculation was rife that Bala was in talks with Atharvaa for his upcoming film, reliable sources said that, it will be Suriya who will be playing the lead in his next. A source close to the director, told DT Next, “Post the Varmaa controversy, Bala decided to make a new film with Atharvaa and release it on the same day as Dhruv’s debut film. However, due to date issues, Atharvaa couldn’t be part of the project.”
He adds, “Later, he met Suriya and narrated him the script. Impressed with the storyline, the actor agreed to sign the project and decided to shoot for the film from the first week of September. Other details regarding the cast and crew are yet to be finalised.” It is worth noting that Bala had earlier teamed up with Suriya for Pithamagan and Nandha, which went on to garner great response from the audience.
Meanwhile, Suriya is working on Sudha Kongora’s Soorai Pottru and also waiting for the release of Kaappan, which has Mohanlal in pivotal role.