Tamil director Subramaniam Siva will essay the role of a gangster in actor Dhanush’s forthcoming project Vada Chennai. It’s confirmed by a source from the film’s set that the director has already started shooting for his cameo scenes. The film’s shooting is taking place within the city in a prison setting.
Subramaniam Siva had first worked with Dhanush in Thiruda Thirudi (2003), and went on to direct the actor in his other film Seedan (2011). Siva had expressed his interest towards acting, stating that he would act in a film based on Tamil writer Jeyamohan’s book, Ulogam, but the project is yet to see the light of the day.
While Siva is the latest member to join the cast of Vada Chennai, Dhanush had tweeted mid-last month about Vijay Sethupathi’s extended cameo in the film.
Vijay Sethupathi will be playing a very important extended cameo in vada chennai. Very happy 🙂
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) July 15, 2016
Vada Chennai chronicles the life of a gangster in North Chennai, played by Dhanush, over a span of 30 years. The movie said to be a trilogy, stars Amala Paul and Andrea Jeremiah. Other members of the cast are Daniel Balaji and Samuthirakani. Santhosh Narayanan is the music director of the film. The movie began shooting on 22 June.
The film’s official announcements were made early last year but kept running into delays due to Dhanush’s other acting commitments. Santhosh Narayanan of Kabali fame will compose the music for the film. This is Dhanush’s third film after Polladhavan and Aadukalam under Vetrimaaran’s direction. Lyca Prodcutions will co-produce the film along with Dhanush’s Wunderbar Studios.
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