Karu had made an aborted attempt at turning hero with his Mandhira Punnagai, which flopped.
He is now playing safe and going for a remake of the Malayalam hit Ordinary, titled Jannal Oram, produced by Hemanth Movies.
Ordinary is 2012's 'extraordinary hit' - a Malayalam comedy drama directed by Sugeeth featuring Kunchacko Boban, Biju Menon, Asif Ali and Ann Augustine.
The Jannal Oram puja was held recently. The film sees the coming together of Vimal and Vidharth along with Manisha and Poorna, who it is said will be seen in a very significant role.
Parthiban is also part of the big cast.
The film shoot is being held in Kambam and other areas.