The makers of Suriya-starrer Tamil science-fiction thriller “24” shot a few scenes at a popular cricket stadium here that used to be the home turf for Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Pune Warriors before it was dismissed from the cricket tournament.
“The team shot a couple of sequences in Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune. They wrapped up the shoot in a single day and are currently filming the last schedule of the film,” a source from the film’s unit told.
Also starring Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nithya Menen in the lead roles, the film is being directed by Vikram Kumar.
Tipped to be a film high on computer graphics, the post-production work will reportedly take about two months and the work will start from November.
Produced by Suriya, the film has music by A.R. Rahman.
Contrary to reports, actor Suriya is not playing a cameo in his upcoming Tamil home production “Pasanga 2”, but will be essaying a 40-minute role in the children’s film, which is gearing up for release.
“Suriya is playing an extended role; it’s not a cameo. He will be appearing for about 40 minutes in the film,” a source from the film’s unit told .
The film is about children suffering from attention deficit disorder, and Suriya will be essaying the role of a teacher.
Actress Amala Paul plays a cameo in the film, which is directed by Pandiraj.
Produced by 2D Entertainment, the film is gearing up for release soon.
Suriya-starrer “Singam 3”, the third film in the popular “Singam” franchise, will be shot across four different countries. The regular shooting will commence from November.
“The film will be shot in India, Africa, Australia and Paris. As soon as Suriya completes shooting for Tamil thriller ’24’, he’s expected to take a short break and join the sets of ‘Singam 3’,” a source from the film’s unit told.
To be directed by Hari Gopalakrishnan, the film will feature Anushka Shetty and Shruti Haasan in the lead roles.
“In India, the film will be shot in Karaikudi in Tamil Nadu and in few locations in Andhra. Key portions will be filmed in Australia, while the climax will be shot in Paris,” the source added.
The pre-production work is underway and the team is finalising the rest of the cast.
Suriya’s upcoming Tamil production “Haiku”, a children’s drama, has been renamed “Pasanga 2”.
“It was a decision taken keeping in mind the request of distributors. Also, ‘Haiku’ is not a recognised Tamil word and this would mean no tax exemption. Hence, we decided to change the title to ‘Pasanga 2’,” the film’s director Pandiraj, told.
He also clarified that the film is not a sequel to his National Award winning Tamil children’s drama “Pasanga”.
Starring Suriya and Amala Paul in cameos, the film is said to address the theme of attention deficit disorder (ADD) among children.
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Nitya Menen, who was last seen in Mani Ratnam’s “O Kadhal Kanmani”, has paired up with actor Suriya for the first time in upcoming Tamil thriller “24”, which also features Samantha Ruth Prabhu.
“Nitya has been roped in for an important role. She’s currently shooting for the project in Mumbai,” a source close to the actress told.
Reportedly, Suriya plays dual roles in the film and it’s quite possible that Nitya may be one of the leading ladies.
Being directed by Vikram Kumar, the film is said to be a racy thriller laced with time travel elements.
This is the second time Nitya has teamed up with director Vikram. The duo has earlier worked in Telugu blockbuster “Ishq”.
Double Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman will score the music for the film, which also features veteran actor Girish Karnad in an important role.