Aishwarya opposite Dhanush in Karthik Subbaraj film

A few years ago, Dhanush had announced that he would be teaming up with Karthik Subbaraj for a film. But since the film required a great amount of pre-production and the two had committed to doing other films, the project took time to take off.

And now, the film is taking shape. According to sources, Malayalam actress Aishwarya Lekshmi who is best known for her content-driven films like Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela, Mayaanadhi and Varathan among others has been roped in as Dhanush’s pair in his upcoming film with Petta director Karthik Subbaraj.

The actress is currently shooting for her debut Tamil film — Vishal’s untitled, directed by Sundar C. Karthik Subbaraj’s film is reportedly a gangster thriller that will be set abroad.
A report states Tamil heroes are in search of new faces, as all established heroines like Nayanthara, Trisha, Tamannaah, Kajal Aggarwal and Hansika are there for the past one decade and the industry needs fresh talents.

As far as Karthik-Dhanush film is concerned, the director had earlier planned to set it in the US, and had even approached Hollywood legend Al Pacino to play the antagonist, but that did not come through. Now, he has chosen to set it in London.

Karthik Subbaraj who recently delivered the super hit Petta starring Superstar Rajinikanth is all set to direct the actor’s son-in-law Dhanush in this film.  

In fact, Subbaraj was supposed to join hands with Dhanush before Petta for Sri Thenandal Films but due to various reasons, the project was taken over by Y Not Studios. In the meantime, Rajinikanth also shown interest in Karthik Subbaraj’s script and the rest is history.