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Dhanush, Karthik Subbaraj film goes on floors in London


Tipped to be an action thriller with gangster elements, the film will be entirely shot in and around London. The team will complete the project in one long schedule in London.

Photo: Y Not Studios Twitter

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actor Dhanush’s next yet-untitled Tamil film with director Karthik Subbaraj went on the floors in London on Wednesday, 4 September, its makers revealed via Twitter.

Currently dubbed D40, the project marks the maiden collaboration of Dhanush and Karthik. It is being bankrolled by S Sashikanth of Y Not Studios.

“D 40 goes on floors today, at London,” read a tweet from YNOT Studios which also shared a team picture from the set.

Tipped to be an action thriller with gangster elements, the film will be entirely shot in and around London. The team will complete the project in one long schedule in London.

Aishwarya Lakshmi has been signed as the leading lady. Earlier this week, the makers announced that they’ve roped in Games of Thrones and Braveheart fame actor James Cosmo for a pivotal role in the film.

Karthik took to Twitter to welcome James on board. He wrote: “Welcome on board @MrJamesCosmo sir!! Very happy, honoured & excited to work with an actor who starred in legendary creations like #Braveheart #Troy #GameOfThrones & many more (sic)".

If the grapevine is anything to go by, James will be seen playing the antagonist. It’s worth mentioning that Karthik had originally planned to rope in Al Pacino for the role. Unfortunately, he couldn’t get dates of the Scarface (1983) actor.  

The makers are yet to reveal rest of the cast and crew. Meanwhile, Dhanush has a busy year with an interesting lineup of projects.  

Last seen on screen in The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir (2019), Dhanush will be seen playing a daily wage labourer in Vetrimaaran’s Asuran (2019), which will be released on 2 October. Being produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu under the banner of V Creations, the film has music by GV Prakash Kumar.

Dhanush also has Durai Senthil Kumar-directed Pattas (2019), which is gearing up for Diwali release. The film features Dhanush in dual roles and co-stars Mehreen Pirzada and Sneha.  

In December, Dhanush will work on a fantasy comedy project with director Ramkumar, whose last outing was the critically-acclaimed Ratsasan (2018). Dhanush also has few days of shoot left on Vada Chennai 2 which he hopes to complete by this year end.