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Vishal and Priya Bhavani Shankar to Star in Karthik Thangavel’s Next Tamil Action Film 

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Tamil actors Vishal and Priya Bhavani Shankar will be collaborating for an upcoming Tamil action film which will be directed by filmmaker Karthik Thangavel, a source close to the film unit confirmed to Silverscreen India on Tuesday.

An official announcement regarding the film is awaited.

The film, which is yet to be titled, will be written by Karthik. This will be his second film after the 2018 Tamil action thriller film Adanga Maru, starring Jayam Ravi and Raashi Khanna in the lead.

Speaking to Silverscreen India, the source said, “Though the film’s team is still working on the script and other decisions regarding the film is in talks, the collaboration is happening.”

Asked about the film’s genre, the source said, “One cannot think of anything else but action genre for Vishal. However, this film will be having realistic and core action. It will be a hard-hitting action film in his career.”

The source said the makers were currently working on the pre-production of the film. “There are restrictions regarding the number of people that can shoot the film, but such restrictions are impossible to follow. We are waiting for the lockdown to get over to start with the shooting. We have planned to start shooting in August,” the source added.

While the script of the film is still being written, the makers are yet to decide the cast and technical crew members. “We are planning to decide all that by May end or June, but there will be known faces and it will be a big-budget film,” the source said.

The film will be produced by Kathiresan, who has previously produced hit Tamil films like Polladhavan (2007),  Aadukalam (2011), and Jigarthanda (2014).

Vishal, who was last seen in the action thriller film Chakra (2021), will be seen alongside actor Arya in the upcoming film Enemy. He also has his 31st film which is written and directed by Thu Pa Saravanan.

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