Vetri Maaran puts 'Vada Chennai' on hold; next with Dhanush
PGV [ Thu, Apr 19, 2012 ]
- Having been convinced that Simbu-starrer 'Vada Chennai' will be further delayed, director Vetri Maaran has decided to rope in Dhanush for a new film. This will be their third film in a row. The earlier two films were 'Polladavan' and 'Aadukalam'.
The shooting of 'Vada Chennai' had to be postponed because Telugu actor Rana, who was to have played an important role in the film alongside Simbu, suddenly dropped out and Simbu left for America. On his return to Chennai after two month's stay in US, Simbu got busy working on 'Vettai Mannan' and 'Poda Podi'. So, 'Vada Chennai' has to be put on hold.
Pending the launching of 'Vada Chennai', the award-winning director will make a new film with Dhanush playing the hero. All he could reveal at this stage is that this film is not set in Chennai.
Vetri Maaran told the media that for various reasons he has postponed work on 'Vada Chennai' and he is currently working on a new script. This venture will feature Dhanush in the lead and will be produced under Dhayanidhi Alagiri's banner. Vetri Maaran's regular crew, including G.V. Prakash, Velraj and Kishore, is part of this new project. 'We will go on floors as soon as Dhanush completes the film he is now working on.'
Stressing that he will finish 'Vada Chennai', he said Simbu is still the hero of the film and will start work on the project as soon as he completes his film with Dhanush.