It took me almost 19 years to get Mani Ratnam’s attention: Arun Vijay

The actor will also be seen in Ratnam's new flick 'Chekka Chivantha Vaanam' starring with Arvind Swami, Vijay Sethupathi and Silambarasan.

Published: 09th February 2018 11:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th February 2018 01:59 PM   |  A+A-

Arun Vijay in 'Kuttram 23'

Express News Service

Mani Ratnam’s next has been titled Chekka Chivantha Vaanam. The film starring Arvind Swami, Vijay Sethupathi and Silambarasan, will now also have Arun Vijay be a part of the project.

Arun Vijay is euphoric: “I’m excited to be part of such a huge project. It took me almost 19 years to get Mr Mani Ratnam’s attention. I’m excited about my role and look forward to working with such a wonderful cast. We’ll start shooting soon.”

Funded by Lyca Productions and Madras Talkies, the film also stars Jyotika, Aditi Rao Hydari, Aishwarya Rajesh, and Miss India contestant, Dayana Erappa, as its female leads. The supporting cast includes Prakash Raj, Thyagarajan, Mansoor Ali Khan and Jaya Sudha.

Mani’s usual collaborators, AR Rahman, Santhosh Sivan, Vairamuthu and Sreekar Prasad are on board as the music director, cinematographer, lyricist and editor, respectively. The film, which will be a Tamil-Telugu bilingual, is titled Nawab in Telugu. Shooting for the project begins on February 12.

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