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Dhanush’s next with Mari Selvaraj titled Karnan, project starts rolling


To be bankrolled by Kalaipuli S Thanu, the film also stars Malayalam actress Rajisha Vijayan as the leading lady, while Yogi Babu will be seen in a key role.

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Director Mari Selvaraj’s upcoming project with actor Dhanush has been titled Karnan, the film's makers revealed on Sunday

Announced nearly six months ago, the project finally went on the floors on Saturday. The film marks the maiden collaboration of Dhanush and Selvaraj, who rose to fame with his critically-acclaimed film Pariyerum Perumal (2018).   

To be bankrolled by Kalaipuli S Thanu, the film also stars Malayalam actress Rajisha Vijayan as the leading lady while Yogi Babu will be seen in a key role.

Talking about the project, the director was quoted by Cinema Express: "Dhanush gave me the chance to work with him after watching Pariyerum Perumal. Just like my first film, this one will also address an important issue."

Meanwhile, Dhanush recently wrapped up shooting for Karthik Subbaraj directed upcoming Tamil action-thriller.

Currently dubbed D 40, Karthik’s film sees Dhanush play a gangster. Recently, pictures of Dhanush with handlebar mustache from the sets of the film went viral on social media. It is rumoured that Dhanush will be seen in this look in the flashback portion of the movie.

The project, which marks the maiden collaboration of Dhanush and Karthik, has been predominantly shot in London apart from a few other locations in the UK.

In November, the team returned to India after shooting in London non-stop for 64 days. Producer Sashikanth said it’s the longest schedule he’s ever worked on in any film.

The film features Aishwarya Lekshmi as the leading lady. In October, the makers announced that they’ve roped in Games of Thrones and Braveheart (1995) fame actor James Cosmo for a pivotal role in the film.