Earlier, there were reports that Kichcha Sudeep has agreed to play the baddie in STR's political action thriller Maanaadu
But the Kannada Superstar denied the news on Twitter. The recent buzz is that the team has approached Arvind Swamy to play the antagonist in Maanaadu which will be directed by Venkat Prabhu. Earlier, Arvind Swamy and STR have acted together in Mani Ratnam's Chekka Chivantha Vaanam.
Produced by Suresh Kamatchi, the principal shoot of the film will go on floors from January 20. Kalyani Priyadarshan plays STR's pair in the film and ace director Bharathiraja has also been roped in to play a pivotal role.
Yuvan Shankar Raja will be composing the music for 'Maanaadu' which is likely to be wrapped up in one go.