The work on Arya’s eagerly-awaited project, featuring Catherine Tresa as the heroine, will begin on March 20. City Express first reported that Arya would play a tribal in his next film and that it would be directed by Raghavan of Manja Pai (2014) fame.
The film, being produced by one of Tamil cinema’s reputed production houses, Super Good Films, is yet to be titled and will have music by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Sources say Arya has been working out regularly to build his body for the role of a tribal.
City Express had also pointed out that the team had taken 250 acres on lease to shoot the film. The team, which would shoot major portions on this private piece of land with dense foliage, anticipated communication issues as the area did not have adequate cell phone towers. They went to the extent of requesting telecom companies to erect cell phone towers nearby to facilitate communication, and some companies obliged.
Says a source, “As many as 250 people are expected to be on the set at any given point of time. Despite cell phone towers being built, communication signals aren’t strong and the team has now decided to use walkie-talkies additionally while shooting. About 20 walkie-talkies are being taken there as the crew thinks people could get lost in the dense foliage if they don’t have adequate arrangements to stay connected.”