Suriya, who had recently tested positive for Covid-19, announced on Thursday on Twitter that he has joined the sets of his next film with director Pandiraj. The actor shared a picture of himself from the set and wrote that he “feels good to be back on sets”.
Tentatively titled Suriya40, the movie went on floors on February 15. However, Suriya was unable to attend the inaugural ceremony as he was still unwell at the time.
— Suriya Sivakumar (@Suriya_offl) March 18, 2021
Suriya, who last appeared in the 2020 Tamil film Soorarai Pottru, tested positive for Covid-19 on February 7. The actor had tweeted that he was stable and undergoing treatment. “Everyone should realise that life has not yet returned to normal. We can’t let fear get us down. At the same time, safety and precaution is a must,” he had written.
Towards the end of February, Rajsekar Pandian, director and co-producer of Suriya’s production company, 2D Entertainment Pvt Ltd, said that the actor had tested negative and was recovering well.
Suriya40, which is produced by Sun Pictures, will also star Sathyaraj and Priyanka Arul Mohan. Music will be composed by D Imman. This will be the Suriya’s first collaboration with Pandiraj in a feature film. Previously Suriya had produced Pandiraj’s Pasanga 2 (2015) and appeared in a cameo role in it.
Suriya is currently awaiting the release of Navarasa in which he has acted in filmmaker Gautham Vasudev Menon’s segment. He also has an upcoming drama titled Vaadi Vaasal, which will be directed by Vetrimaaran marking their first collaboration. The film will be produced by Kalaippuli S Thanu, under the V Creation banner.
Suriya also has a film with Annaatthe director Siva, which will be backed by Studio Green.