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Laxmii director announces title of his new Tamil film, see poster

Raghava Lawrence will direct as well as play the lead role in Rudhran, which will feature the music of GV Prakash Kumar

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Actor-filmmaker Raghava Lawrence, who is making his directorial debut in the Hindi film industry with the Akshay Kumar-starrer Laxmii, took to Twitter on Thursday to reveal that the title of his upcoming Tamil film is Rudhran.

Lawrence, who made the announcement on his birthday, will direct as well as play the lead role in Rudhran, which will feature the music of GV Prakash Kumar.

“Hi, friends and fans. Here is my next film title look. Happy to release it on my birthday. I need all your blessings (sic),” Lawrence tweeted.

Going by the title poster, Rudhran looks like yet another horror offering from Lawrence, who has popularized the genre over the years with his Kanchana franchise.

The rest of the cast and crew of the project, which is produced by R Kathiresan of Five Star Creations, is unknown for now.

Lawrence also another Tamil horror-thriller, Chandramukhi 2, in the pipeline. The film will be directed by P Vasu. Lawrence will take over the role originally played by Rajinikanth.

Chandramukhi 2 will take off after the release of Laxmii, a remake of the highly successful Tamil horror-comedy Muni 2: Kanchana (2011), which was directed by Lawrence, who also starred in the film.

In Laxmii, Akshay plays a character that is possessed by a ghost of a transgender. The team had recently released the first look poster of the movie.

Not long ago, Lawrence had a falling out with the makers of the film and chose to bow out of the project. He released a statement explaining why he chose to leave the project. Among other reasons, he said he didn’t want to be part of a project where "there was no respect". However, he soon returned to complete the project.