South Indian heartthrob Dulquer Salmaan is a busy bee. He has a few exciting projects in the pipeline, including a straight Tamil film. The untitled project will be helmed by debutant director Ra Karthik and will reportedly have four heroines.
According to latest reports, Shalini Pandey of Arjun Reddy fame will be one of the female leads in the film. Nivetha Pethuraj and Megha Akash have also been reportedly tapped to play the other female leads in it.
The film is billed as a romantic drama, which will be bankrolled by Kenanya Films. While George C Williams will handle the camera, Dheena Dhayalan will be scoring the tunes. Sreekar Prasad will take care of the editing. The makers, however, are yet to reveal the full details of other cast members.
Following the blockbuster success of Telugu film Arjun Reddy, Shalini has been busy signing new projects. She will be making her debut in Tamil cinema with 100% Kaadhal, which has composer-turned-actor GV Prakash in the lead role. She is also part of upcoming bilingual biopic Mahanati, which also stars Dulquer in an important role.
Dulquer’s new film Solo, a Tamil-Malayalam bilingual, released recently to mixed reactions. The film is an anthology of four stories and each story is based on an element – earth, water, wind and fire. Dulquer has played the protagonist in all four stories and his characters are named after Lord Siva.
He is also shooting for Mahanati (Nadigaiyar Thilagam in Tamil), a biopic on legendary female actor Savitri. He is playing the role of Gemini Ganesan. The shooting of the film is underway and director Nag Ashwin is wielding the megaphone. Whike Keerthy Suresh will play Savitri, Samantha Ruth Prabhu will play a key role in the film.