Director, actor and producer SA Chandrasekhar looks set to return to direction after a brief hiatus. He is working on a script on the life of public interest litigator and social activist Traffic Ramaswamy.
“Pre-production work is progressing at a brisk pace in the city. The cast and crew will be announced officially in the coming weeks,” a Deccan Chronicle report quoted a source as saying.
In 2015, SA Chandrasekhar directed, wrote, produced and acted in Touring Talkies, a film with two stories. The movie failed to do well at the box-office. He was seen on screen last year – in Nayyapudai with Pa Vijay and in Kodi with Dhanush and Trisha.
He is known for directing movies with a social cause, and the film on Traffic Ramaswamy might work, considering the social activist has filed many Public Interest Litigations (PILs) in the Madras High Court. His activism has resulted in the demolition of some illegal constructions in Chennai, restrictions on motorised fish carts and de-congestion of major bus routes by banning auto rickshaws from plying on them.
He once filed a PIL against the then Chief Minister of the State J Jayalalithaa, seeking removal of the name ‘Amma’, as she was popularly called, from Government schemes.