Some days back, the newspapers were full of advertisements showing the stills of Vijay’s coming to be directed by ace director Gautham Vasudeva Menon. Under the film’s caption, titled ‘Yohan: Adhyayam Ondru’, it was mentioned that the shooting of the film would be starting only in 2012 i.e. by early next year. Vijay is presently busy with his twin projects in Shankar’s ‘Nanban’ and ‘Jayam’ Raja’s ‘Velayudham’.
In between, Menon is planning to make a short-term film with Jeeva in the lead and has named the film as ‘Nithya’. Actor Jeeva has been having an event-filled past 12 months during when he has had successive hit films. Even his latest film ‘Rowthiram’ opposite the curvaceous Shriya Saran, which depicts him as an action hero, is said to be doing fairly well in all the centres.
He has some plum projects lined up for release in R. Kannan’s ‘Vanthaan Vendraan’ and Shankar’s ‘Nanban’ which also has Vijay and Srikanth besides Tollywood’s Ileana. Mysskin has also signed up Jeeva for his upcoming film ‘Mugamoodi’. Menon’s ‘Nithya’ will see Jeeva pairing up opposite Samantha, who charmed the hears of many youths last year with her brief appearance in ‘Vinnai Thaandi Varuvaaya’ and as Atharva’s heroine in ‘Baana Kathadi’.
Known as ‘close’ to Menon, Samantha had long been awaiting her big break in Tamil films and ‘Nithya’ could just be the one she was looking for. The film is likely to hit the screens towards the year-end or early next year. R.S. Infotainment, which produced Jeeva’s ‘Ko’, would be producing ‘Nithya’ as well. Menon’s favourite Manoj Paramhansa would be the cinematographer while A.R. Rahman would score the music of the film.
AR Rahman, who has reportedly composed composing all the songs of superstar Rajinikanth’s upcoming film ‘Rana’, has committed to score the music of ‘Nithya’, which is likely to go to the floors on 29th August.