Dhanush At The Vada Chennai Press Meet
Dhanush, Vetrimaaran, Andrea Jeremiah At The Vada Chennai Press Meet

The first schedule of Dhanush and Sneha’s upcoming film with director RS Durai Senthilkumar is complete. The shoot for the movie began on March 6 in Courtallam.

Producers Sathya Jyothi Films announced the news yesterday.

The film’s spokesperson told Silverscreen that Dhanush was shooting two films simultaneously – this movie and Asuran by director Vetrimaaran. “He will be moving to a schedule of Asuran now, which is likely to go on till the first week on May. After that he will again move to this film,” he said. In the first schedule, the director shot some major portions involving Dhanush and Sneha, who were last seen together 13 years back in Selvaraghavan’s gangster film Pudhupettai. 

The filmmakers also announced recently that Telugu actor Naveen Chandra, of Sarabham and Brahman fame, is part of the cast. “We are happy to have Naveen Chandra on board. His performances in different shades have garnered a good response. We are happy that his presence would offer some additional value to the film,” the director said in a statement.

Tentatively titled Production 34, the film reportedly stars Dhanush in a dual role, as a father and son, and Sneha as one of the leads. It was earlier reported that Sneha’s role as Dhanush’s mother in the film is a false rumour. Naveen Chandra is believed to play the antagonist in the movie. Details about the the rest of the cast are yet to be revealed. Music is by Mervin and Vivek, and cinematography is by Om Prakash.

Dhanush previously played a dual role in Durai Senthilkumar’s award-winning Kodi, a political drama starring Trisha as the antagonist. In addition to Asuran and the film with director Senthilkumar, Dhanush has announced a film each with Mari Selvaraj, Karthik Subbaraj, and Aanand L Rai. He also has a movie co-starring Aditi Rao Hydari and Srikanth, and the Vada Chennai franchise.

Meanwhile, Sneha, who took a break from cinema after her wedding with actor Prasanna, will next be seen in the Dulquer Salman-starrer Vaan. She has the Kannada film Muniratna Kurukshetra, by director Naganna. Her last release was the recent Telugu film Vinaya Vidheya Rama.