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Shanthnu, Anandhi shoot for Raavana Kottam down south

Actor Shanthnu Bhagyaraj, who was last seen in Mupparimaanam in 2017 has kickstarted his next titled Ravana Kottam.

Shanthnu, Anandhi shoot for Raavana Kottam down south
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Helmed by Vikram Sukumaran of Madha Yaanai Kootam fame, the film has Anandhi of Kayal fame playing the female lead.

Shanthnu says, “The film is being shot in Ramnad and the neighbouring villages. We have titled it Raavana Kottam because the story explores the lives of people down south.” The actor says that he has no makeup in the film. “We started shooting for the film a few days ago. I will be seen in a tanned look throughout the movie. For this, I used to walk and run in the hot sun. I also play cricket on weekends so that I look natural for the role. It is not about shedding or gaining weight to play the role. It has much more beyond it. For the last few months, I have been wearing veshti wherever I go so that I get used to it when I shoot for the film,” he adds. The actor says that he didn’t take up the offbeat role to prove a point to anyone. “It is such a good script that any artiste wouldn’t have said ‘no’ to. I am glad that Vikram and the producer of the film Kannan Ravi had the belief in me that I could pull it off. I completely trusted him and was ready to push my boundaries. Though I am the son of a legendary director, this film will show that I have slowly emerged from his shadow,” he smiles.


Actress Anandhi joins us and says, “I have joined the team, too, and have started shooting for my portions. The script has enough space for all characters and will carry the story forward. Vikram is known for his unique narration style and his Madha Yaanai Kootam is a classic example of that. The story of Raavana Kottam is impressive too and I couldn’t refuse.” Anandhi divulged on her role and tells us, “I play a girl, who has finished her studies and has come to the town where the hero lives. That is how their characters connect in the film.” She says that though she had quite a few offers post Pariyerum Perumal, she has been waiting for good scripts. “I didn’t want to go on a signing spree. I wanted to capitalise on the success of Pariyerum Perumal and Raavana Kottam is one such film,” she concludes.

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