Dr. V. Ramadoss, an NRI who has been ranked among the ‘top 50’ among the Indians residing away from the country, is venturing into a hitherto un-tread profession of making films for the first time. Ramadoss won the coveted award of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, given to popular NRIs by the Union Government, in the year 2006. The then President Dr. Abdul Kalam honoured Dr. Ramadoss with the above-said award. Ramadoss has also been conferred the prestigious award of ‘Best NRI’ by none other than Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Reportedly, Ramadoss would be producing actor Jiiva’s yet-to-be-titled film, directed by Ahmed, who made Jai-Priya Anand starrer Vaamanan some time back. Jiiva is said to have been very impressed with the script narrated to him by Ahmed and immediately gave his consent to star in the film.
The film would be a joint venture and would be produced by Dr. Ramadoss in association with G.K.M. Tamil Kumaran. Kumaran and Ramadoss have said that their main purpose venturing into producing Tamil films is to make quality films.
Reports say that Richa Gangopadhyay, the most-talked-about newcomer from Tollywood, might be paired opposite Jiiva. Harris Jayaraj would be scoring the film’s music. The film is likely to be shot in scenic locales in Seychelles and Malaysia besides a few European countries.
Ahmed, who had been away from the limelight following the no-show of Vaamanan, is itching for a comeback with his new directorial venture. Jiiva, who is busy with his Shankar-directed Nanban and Gautham Menon-directed Needhanae En Ponvasandham(NEP), would start working in Ahmed’s film after completing Nanban and NEP.