Shooting of the Jiiva-starrer Thirunaal is happening in and around Kumbakonam, and recently, the team shot a fight sequence with a twist.
A bunch of real rowdies were caught in a brawl in the area where the shoot was going on. The crew was about to film a sequence in which Jiiva chases some goons through the street, and to make it look convincing, they decided to shoot the real fight along with the reel one.
Jiiva plays a rowdy in this film and apparently, the actor spent hours in the sun to get a tan.
Directed by Ramnath, Thirunaal will see Jiiva sharing screenspace with Nayanthara after E. Sharath Lohitashwa of Pandiyanaadu fame, and Joe Malloori play supporting roles in this film which has camera cranked by Mahesh Muthusamy and music scored by Sri.