Actor Ashok Selvan has been cast in a small role in Nivin Pauly’s upcoming Tamil film directed by Gautham Ramachandran. Talking to Silverscreen, Gautham said “There was this small yet significant role in the film, and we were thinking of asking somebody to do a cameo in the film. Ashok and I have been friends for many years now. I wanted him to be a part of my first project because we started our careers together. One day I just rang him up and asked if he would do a cameo in the film. He packed his bags and was on the sets a day later. He shot for the scene, stayed back with the team until the wrap up party. It was as sweet as that.”
Gautham also hinted at a few more star cameos in the film.
Filming of this project took place in Kuttraalam, Manapad and Thoothukudi. The shooting is almost complete with a few scenes yet to be canned. The team is planning to shoot the remaining scenes in Chennai. Actor Prakash Raj joined the film in an important role last month. The role is that of a pastor who has a strained relationship with his son, played by Nivin Pauly.
The film has an ensemble cast that includes Natraj Subramaniam, Sraddha Srinath, Lakshmi Priyaa and GK Reddy. Pandi Kumar is the cinematographer for the film while Ajaneesh Loknath, who composed the music for the original, is scoring the music for this film as well. The film is produced by Anand Kumar and Vinod Shornur.
The film is an adaptation of the 2014 Kannada film, Ulidavaru Kandanthe, directed by Rakhit Shetty. The film is a crime drama, in which Nivin Pauly will play the role of a gangster. Plans are on to release the film early next year.