It was something great for the fans of Dulquer Salmaan and Malayalee film lovers when they heard that our Young star Dulquer Salmaan again going to play the male lead in the film directed by Mani Ratnam. He had already done a film under Mani Ratnam directorial named OK Kanmani and received good appreciation from all over. That film ended the streak of failures for Maniratnam as well even though it was not a big success.
Later reports came in that this new film by Mani Ratnam will have two heroes and the one chosen to play the other hero character is Tamil star Karthi. The film said to be a revenge story and Nithya Menon and Keerthi Suresh had ropes in to play the female leads as well. Earlier reports heard that Shruthi Haasan or Aishwarya Rai may be roped in to play the female leads. Then it heard that the film is postponed to next year. And the latest news is that because of the postponement of the starting of the film from this December to next year, Dulquer Salmaan had withdrawn from the project and Telugu actor Naveen aka Nani replaced Dulquer in this Maniratnam film.
The reports says that at first the film is planned only as a Tamil film. But later Mani Ratnam had decided to make it in Telugu as well. But the financer who can finance the Telugu version as well is not found and so they decided to postpone the shooting of the film to next year. But Dulquer Salmaan has got some offers from Malayalam and he had come in a situation where he had to choose between Maniratnam project and the Malayalam offers. So as per reports he opted out from the Mani Ratnam Project.
Sources says that Telugu actor Nani who became popular through SS Rajamouli film Eega met Mani Ratnam in Chennai few days back and finalized on his participation in the project replacing Dulquer Salmaan. It was Nani who lend voice to Dulquer’s character in OK Kanmani when it was dubbed to Telugu. Karthi also seems to be busy with his other projects but will be available for this Mani Ratnam project as soon as it gets ready for take -off.