Tamil comedian Santhanam to don lead role in Selvaraghavan film
Tamil comedy hero Santhanam is slated to play lead role in director Selvaraghavan's next film, revealed the director.
Tamil actor Santhanam, who shot to limelight after the success of his recently released movie Dhilluku Dhuddu, will be soon seen in a lead role in the next feature film by Selvaraghavan. The actor took to the social media recently to confirm the news.
“Hi friends very glad to announce my next project in association with director @selvaraghavan. More details reg. the project to follow soon,” the actor tweeted to all his fans via his official Twitter account. Selvaraghavan has confirmed the news on his official Twitter page, saying that he is very happy to announce his next movie with Santhanam, adding he is looking forward to direct the project.
The upcoming film is likely to start rolling once the director finishes the shooting of the film Server Sundaram, added sources. According to sources close to the actor, the filmmakers are searching for the female lead for the untitled movie.
The film is likely to set rolling in October and will be shot in locations in Chennai, revealed sources.
The movie will mark a crowning moment in the actor's career, who debuted as a standing TV comedian and supporting actor in Tamil films. The film is also director Selvaraghavan's maiden attempt in the comedy genre.
The film is rumoured to be a full time comic entertainer set in the context of IT industry, added sources.
Santhanam became a popular Tamil comedian and went on earn the title "Comedy Superstar", following the success of a number films.
Last year he was ranked 52nd by the Forbes India Magazine among greatest 100 celebrities. However, he got his break, when he played lead role in the blockbuster Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham.
He also ventured into production and his maiden venture, Kanna Laddu Thinna Aasaiya, which became a blockbuster in 2013. This comedy was produced unde the banner of his studio Handmade Films, and was directed by Manikandan.