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Actor Aishwarya Rajesh to Star in Filmmaker Shanmugam Muthusamy’s Next Tamil Political Drama

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Actor Aishwarya Rajesh and filmmaker Shanmugam Muthusamy will be collaborating for an upcoming Tamil political drama, the director confirmed to Silverscreen India on Monday.

The film will mark Shanmugam’s second directorial after his upcoming film Adangathey, starring musician-actor GV Prakash Kumar in the lead role. Shanmugam previously worked in the 2020 political drama film Ka Pae Ranasingam as a writer, which starred Aishwarya in the lead role.

While the official announcement is yet to be made, Shanmugam told Silverscreen India: “It will be a women-centric story and just like Adhangathey, this one will also be a film about politics.”

He said that the film’s scripting and dialogue work is ongoing and that the pre-production work will continue for about three months. “We are planning to start shooting for the film from August in Chennai.”

The film will also star Samuthrakani and Yogi Babu in prominent roles, while the rest of the cast members will be decided after finishing the dialogue work, Shanmugam added. It will be backed by KJR Studios, which has previously produced women-centric films, including, Aramm (2017), Airaa (2019), and Ka Pae Ranasingam.

“The title of the film is not yet decided, and I am planning to announce about the film during a press meet that will be conducted for the release of Adangathey,” Shanmugam said.

Speaking about Adangathey, Shanmugam said, “We have just got the censor process for the film done with the revising committee in Bangalore in April. We need to get the certificate from them, but due to the pandemic, it is getting a bit delayed. We have planned for a theatrical release once we get the censor certificate and the pandemic situation has eased down.”

Meanwhile, Aishwarya has a handful of projects in her pipeline. She is set to star in the Tamil remake of the hit Malayalam film The Great Indian Kitchen, which will be directed and produced by R Kannan. She is also set to star in Tamil film Driver Jamuna, where she will play a cab driver. She is also working on the Telugu remake of the Malayalam action thriller Ayyappanum Koshiyum. Aishwarya also has Nani-starrer Tuck Jagadish, that recently postponed its theatrical release, and Republic with Sai Dharam Tej.

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