Ace director Mani Ratnam, who is currently shooting for Kaatru Veliyidai starring Karthi in the lead role, is soon expected to start his next movie.
According to sources, Atharvaa Murali will play the lead role in the film. Remember Mani Ratnam and Atharva’s father Murali joined hands for the evergreen Pagal Nilavu.
“Mani and Atharvaa have been meeting a couple of times for discussions,” sources were quoted as saying.
They added: “Though they haven’t zeroed in on a script yet, Mani is keen on working with Atharvaa. We will have to wait until Mani wraps his project to announce about his film.”
Meanwhile, Mani Ratnam has completed 60 per cent shoot of his upcoming film Kaatru Velyidai starring Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari in the lead roles.
According to sources, the first two schedules of the film had happened in Ooty and Hyderabad while the team is currently in Ladakh for the third schedule.
“Though it is a romantic film, it has been packed with a solid political message like Roja and Bombay,” sources said.
Mani Ratnam has roped in Bollywood character artist Vipin Sharma of Raanjhannaa and Taare Zameen Par fame to play an important role in Kaatru Velyidai.