Dhanush has finally managed to convince the legal heirs of N.Veerasami of Easwri Productions the producer of Rajnikanth's Padikathavan (1985) to part with the title for his all new Padikathavan (2008), to be directed by Suraj for producers Vijaya Productions.
And in a casting coup the producers have signed up the fastest rising star in Tamil and Telugu cinema, the 18-year-old beautiful Tamannaah to play the heroine's role. Says Tamannaah: "I'm thrilled to be in a Dhanush film. My role has shades of comedy which I always love to do."
A visibly relaxed Dhanush had fallen in love with the title which suits the character he plays in the film. Says Dhanush: " I wanted a fresh young face to play my heroine in Padikathavan, and I think Tamannaah fits the bill". Added to that for the first time in a Dhanush film Vadivel is playing an important role.
Suraj, whose last release Marudamalai with Arjun was a hit, has made a fun filled action script that impressed Dhanush Music is by Mani Sharma The shoot of Padikathavan is likely to start on April 5 in Chennai.