At a time when top actors including superstar Rajinikanth and Vijay decided to drop smoking on screen, Santhanam has stirred a controversy. For, the first look poster of his next venture, titled ‘Dagaalty’, has him lighting a cigarette.
Produced by Santhanam’s own production house Handmade Films and SP Chowdhary’s 18 Reels, the film, tipped to be an action-comedy set in the backdrop of Mumbai, is directed by Shankar’s former assistant Vijay Anand.
Rittika Sen plays Santhanam’s pair in ‘Dagaalty’ and Vijay Narain is composing the music. While Deepak Kumar Padhy will handle the film’s cinematography, TS Suresh and Shobi are in charge of editing and choreography, respectively.
Says the director, “characterisation, that of a tricky guy, has been interestingly sketched. He essays a Tamil guy who is settled in Mumbai. The film has been shot in Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Andhra Pradesh, Ambasamudram and Tiruchendur, among other locations.”