After Aranmanai-2 (2016), Sundar C is busy with Tamil-Telugu-Hindi trilingual Sangamithra, which has Arya and Jayam Ravi in the lead. Initially, Vijay was approached, but he turned it down. As the project will mark Sri Thenandal Films’
100th film, we hear that the makers are planning to make this one “on a higher budget than Baahubali”.
An official statement confirmed that AR Rahman has been roped in to compose music. A source informs us, “The film is a well-packaged fictional historical drama. Sundar C has been researching on the subject for a long time and this is one of his pet projects. The team is in talks with a few top actors including Sonakshi Sinha and Deepika Padukone.”
Though they have been approached, nothing has been finalised yet. Shooting will begin by the end of June. “Since the film will have a pan-Indian appeal, we’re keen to bring in renowned actresses.”
On the other hand, reports suggest that both Jayam Ravi and Arya have been instructed to learn horse-riding and sword-fighting for their characters. Sabu Cyril is on board for art direction. Sudeep Chatterjee will be the cinematographer and Kamala Kannan will supervise VFX-related work.
Pre-production is on, and the team seems to have finalised some locations abroad including Denmark, Ukraine and Iran.
Source: The New Indian Express