Nithya Menen and Ashok Selvan star in Ani IV Sasi’s directorial debut
Celebrity kids making their way to film industry is not a new thing. In Malayalam, we already have the likes of Dulquer Salmaan, Fahadh Faasil and Prithviraj Sukumaran ruling the roost. While most are into acting, some are into filmmaking as well like the Sreenivasan brothers and Sathyan Anthikad’s sons Anoop and Akhil Sathyan. Latest entrant to the club is Ani, the son of late IV Sasi.
Ani is making his directorial debut with a Tamil feature film starring Ashok Selvan and Nithya Menen in the leads. It is shot entirely in the UK and filming has already begun. Divakar Mani, who was the DOP of Telugu films like ‘Ranarangam’ and ‘Keshava’, is handling the visuals. Ani and Divakar have been close friends since they started together as assistants in the film industry.
Ani started his journey in cinema by assisting Priyadarshan in his films like ‘Geetanjali’, ‘Sila Samayangalil’ and most recently in ‘Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham’. The youngster is also credited for penning the epic film’s screenplay along with Priyadarshan.
Interestingly, Ashok Selvan, the lead actor in Ani’s debut film, was a part of ‘Sila Samayangalil’ and ‘Marakkar: Arabikadalinte Simham’. More details regarding the upcoming Ashok Selvan-Nithya Menen film are expected to be revealed in the coming days.