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Suriya Likely To Star In Sasikumar’s Next Directorial

Suriya At The Sri Sivakumar Educational & Charitable Trust's 39th Award Ceremony
Suriya At The Sri Sivakumar Educational & Charitable Trust's 39th Award Ceremony

Suriya is likely to star in Sasikumar’s movie. Reports suggest that the actor has been approached by the Subramaniapuram director for a historical project.

The movie was originally planned with Vijay in the lead but has now been offered to Suriya. It will be a while before Suriya’s project with Sasikumar takes off, as reports say the actor has upcoming projects with Sudha Kongara and Hari.

Talks about Sudha Kongra’s movie, Suriya’s 38th, emerged in as early as February last year. Lyricist Vivek had tweeted about the same. It was also reported that GV Prakash would be the music composer on the project.

Director Hari announced his sixth project with Suriya. According to India Today, it will not be the fourth instalment in their successful Singam series. “I already have an idea to make the film as a family entertainer with some action. I will commence my work on the new project post the release of Saamy Square.”

The actor has two releases this year – NGK with Selvaraghavan and Kaappaan with KV Anand.

Recently, the makers of NGK had announced that the shooting had been wrapped up. Pitched as a political thriller, NGK or Nandha Gopalan Kumaran will see Suriya playing the titular character. It is produced by S. R. Prabhu under the banner Dream Warrior Pictures, and stars Sai Pallavi and Rakul Preet Singh. Bala Singh, Mansoor Ali Khan, Murali Sharma, Sampath Raj, Sarath Kumar and Jagapathi Babu play pivotal roles.

NGK was earlier scheduled to release on Diwali, but in August last year, the film’s production house announced that there would be a delay.

Meanwhile, Kaappaan marks the third collaboration between Suriya and KV Anand after Ayan and Maatran. It also stars Mohanlal, Arya, Sayyeshaa Saigal, Boman Irani, and Samuthirakani in pivotal roles. Harris Jayaraj is the composer, Abhinandan Ramanujam is the cinematographer, and editing is by Anthony.

Chirag Jani plays Suriya’s friend in the film. His role was reportedly first offered to Allu Sirish, who had to turn down the offer because the schedule clashed with his other film ABCD.

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