Director Vetri Maaran has roped in Bhavani Sre to play the female lead role in ‘Thunaivan’ starring Soori.
Vetri Maaran and Soori are currently shooting for the film in the Sathyamangalam forest. Earlier, Bharathiraja was on board for a key role in the film. However, owing to the climatic conditions in the forest, he bowed back from the film and he was replaced by Vijay Sethupathi.
The story of the film is based on the short story ‘Thunaivan’ written by Jeyamohan, and the film’s shooting is expected to be wrapped up by the end of January. Ilayaraja will be scoring the music, and the film marks the maestro’s first collaboration with Vetri Maaran.
Apart from this, Vetri Maaran has also signed a film with Suriya in the lead role. Titled, ‘Vaadi Vaasal’, the director will be kick-starting the shooting of the film after completing the current film. It will be produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu’s V Creations.