Director Shaji N Karun, who had announced Gadha based on writer T Padmanabhan's Kadal, is going ahead with a new project now.
The film will have Jayaram in the lead, as a chenda artiste. Gadha, which will have Mohanlal playing the lead, has been postponed.
Jayaram, whose love for chenda and elephants are well known, is eager to play characters based on those themes. He has played such roles in Jayaraj's Anachantham and Sathyan Anthikkad's Thoovalkottaram.
The life of a chenda artiste is being narrated in the film. The heroine is a Mohiniyattam dancer and the relationship between the two forms an important episode.