Simbu to romance top director’s daughter

Makers of Simbu aka STR starrer Maanadu have locked in a heroine for the movie. Kalyani Priyadarshan, daughter of actress Lissy and filmmaker Priyadarshan, has been roped in for the upcoming film.

To be produced by Suresh Kamatchi, Venkat Prabhu will be directing Maanaadu which will go on floors post elections.

STR is currently in London on a weight loss programme and also learning martial arts for his character in Maanaadu. Yuvan Shankar Raja will be composing the music for the film and Praveen KL will take of the cuts.

Notably, Kalyani is already making her Tamil debut with Sivakarthikeyan’s upcoming film Hero, which will be directed by Irumbu Thirai director PS Mithran. Kalyani Priyadarshan has already made her debut in Telugu.

Kalyani, daughter of Lissy and Priyadarshan, is also paired opposite Dulquer Salmaan for another Tamil film called Vaan.

Taking to Twitter, Suresh Kamatchi announced that Kalyani has been brought on board for Maanadu. Well, it looks like the makers are working hard to ensure that they get everything perfect for the audiences, especially after all the build up for it, since last year.

Recently, when some reports claimed that the project was dropped, Suresh Kamatchi came out with a tweet. “Request to stop the Rumours that the movie is been dropped. It is not that easy to start a movie as u stop it by your silly Rumour,” he said.

The producer added: “We are very clear that #Maanadu is on. Discussions and pre-production is on full swing. Details about the movie and schedule to be revealed soon”.