Amid speculation that director Ram is in talks with actor Siddharth for his upcoming film, a source close to the director denied the rumours and said the film was still in the scripting stage.
Ram’s assistant director Amudhavan told Silverscreen that Ram and his team are good friends with Siddharth, who also watched Peranbu with them and attended the audio launch. “But, there no talks with him for a film. We were surprised to read reports about this. Director Ram is busy with script work and research for his next, and an announcement about this will be made in a few months’ time.”
Ram, the director of Kattradhu Thamizh, Thanga Meenkal and Tharamani, will also be seen as an actor in Mysskin’s upcoming Psycho. His last directorial was Peranbu, starring Mammootty, Sadhana, Anjali, Anjali Ameer, and others. The film did the festival circuit, and released in theatres to critical and commercial success, in Tamil and Malayalam, in February this year.
Meanwhile, actor Siddharth is gearing up for the release of Aruvam, a horror-comedy co-starring Catherine Tresa. He also has the much-awaited Sivappu Manjal Pachai, with actor-composer GV Prakash, written and directed by Sasi of Pichaikkaran fame.
The film was recently censored with a U certificate. Siddharth stars as a traffic police officer, and GV Prakash plays a bike racer. Lijomol Jose and Kashmira Pardeshi are also a part of the the film.
— G.V.Prakash Kumar (@gvprakash) July 8, 2019
Actor Siddharth was recently seen in the Hindi Netflix series Leila with Huma Qureshi, directed by Deepa Mehta, Pawan Kumar and Shanker Raman. He is filming for the multi-starrer Hindi movie Chichhore directed by Nitesh Tiwari, featuring Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Prateik Babbar, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Naveen Polishetty and Nalneesh Nee.
Siddharth’s other Tamil film Shaitan Ka Bachcha, the action-comedy directed by Karthik G Krish, and co-starring Raashi Khanna in the lead, is under production. The film was announced in 2016, but later faced delays.