Writer as a writer

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Abhishek Shankar’s Kadhai will have a writer playing the lead as a writer! New comer Shaan’s book on entrepreneurship will be released by Amazon shortly. Says Shaan: “I was dying to explore my histrionic ability, and the rest was sheer coincidence — from meeting the producer to stumbling upon a fantastic script as this!” Incidentally, Shaan was on the cover of the U.S. magazine Entrepreneur 21.

Father and son

Dhanush’s first screen appearance was in his father Kasthuri Raja’s Thulluvadho Ilamai. Dhanush shared screen space with Sherin and Abhinay, and stole the limelight.

In Kasthuri Raja’s new project with new faces, Dhanush was to do a cameo, but the script has so impressed him that he has agreed to do the lead.

With the ‘inauspicious’ Aadi just round the corner, Kasthuri Raja has canned a few shots, even before the entire cast has been finalised.

Madrasapattinam in Mysore

With the kind of technology available today, one can make any city look like another.

So, when Madrasapattinam was planned, director Vijay (of Kireedam and Poi Solla Porom fame) felt Mysore would be ideal for re-creating the Madras of the 18th Century.

And, the shooting of the Arya-starrer (co-starring Amy Jackson) is now on at a furious pace.

Designed to deglamorise!

We’ve only heard of directors hiring designers to glamorise characters in a movie. However, for his Aayirathil Oruvan, Selvaraghavan has signed designer Erum Ali to deglamorise protagonist Karthi Sivakumar, who’s in tattered clothes for most part in this thriller. And, Erum discovered deglamorising Karthi was more difficult than creating designer clothes for a song sequence.




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