Vaan: Ashok Selvan replaces Dulquer Salmaan in this new Tamil film!
Recently, we had reported about Ashok Selvan starring in a new film to be directed by debutant R Karthik. Ritu Varma, Aparna Balamurali and Shivathmika will be seen as the female leads in it. Viacom 18 Studios is producing the film in association with Rise East Creations.
It is learnt that this is the same project which was first announced in 2017 with Dulquer Salmaan. Titled as ‘Vaan’, it was then planned as a feel-good entertainer that has love, travel, emotions and every aspect of a light-hearted film. Selva Kumar J was supposed to produce the film under the banner of Kenanya Films. George C Williams, Sreekar Prasad and debutant Dheena Dayalan were signed as the film’s cinematographer, editor and music director, respectively.
‘Vaan’ got launched in December 2018, with a ceremony held in Chennai attended by Dulquer and crew members. At the event, Kalyani Priyadarshan and Kriti Kharbanda were announced as two of the lead actresses. Priya Bhavani Shankar also joined the cast later. However, the financial problems of Kenanya Films and the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the film to be continually delayed and eventually dropped.
After almost a year, Karthik’s directorial debut has now been relaunched with a new team. Viacom18 Studios is producing the film in association with Rise East Entertainment. Editor Anthony and music director Gopi Sundar have joined the project by replacing Dheena Dayalan and Sreekar Prasad. Cinematographer George C Williams, noted for his works in ‘Raja Rani’, ‘Naanum Rowdy Dhaan’ and ‘Kaithi’, has been retained.