Priya Bhavani Shankar signs one more biggie

Priya Bhavani Shankar, who recently signed Shankar’s Indian 2 starring Kamal Haasan in the lead, has now been roped in for one more mega project.

According to sources, the television host-turned-actress will play Vikram’s pair in an action-thriller to be helmed by Ajay Gnanamuthu of Nayanthara starref Imaikka Nodigal fame.

She is currently busy shooting for Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru director Karthick Naren’s crime action thriller Mafia in which Arun Vijay plays the protagonist and Prasanna is said to be the villain.

Sources said she has signed the dotted line for Chiyaan Vikram’s big-budget action thriller which will be directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu of Imaikkaa Nodigal fame.

The actress, who will start shooting with Kamal Haasan for Indian 2 in August, is expected to join Vikram film’s shoot by late September or early October.

Referred to as #Vikram58, the film, an action thriller, will be made in three languages — Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. The movie will have musical score by A R Rahman.

The film will be produced by Lalith’s 7 Screen Studios and Viacom 18. Arun K Viswa, creative producer of the film, said, “We are big fans of ARR sir’s music. Ajay, too, is a huge fan of Rahman. When the discussion regarding music came about, all of us unanimously said Rahman’s name.

But we were hesitant to approach him as he’s become very choosy about his projects. Also, he’s always collaborated with big names and we are a young team. We gave it a try anyway and got an opportunity to meet him.”

He added: “He was very warm and down-to-earth. He really liked the script and took a week’s time to get back. Eventually, he okayed the project.”