Director of successful ventures such as Imsai Arasan 23m Pulikesi, Arai Enn 305-l Kadavul and Irumbukkotti Murattu Singam, Simbudevan’s Dhanush-starrer was said to be produced by UTV Motion Pictures. The script, which has been prepared by Simbu particulary with Dhanush in mind, is said to be a ‘unique’ one and might turn out to be a mega-budget periodic film.
Reports say that Simbu has now decided to look elsewhere to produce the film after UTV seems to be having ‘second thoughts’ about investing huge amount on a period-flick starring Dhanush in the lead, as the actor’s last few films have regularly fallen flat at the box-office including his latest venture Venghai opposite Tamannaah and directed by Hari.
Simbu has reportedly spoken to Ravichandran of Aascar Films, who has just completed making the Vijay-starrer Velayudham which releases on the eve of Deepavali, about producing Maareesan. It is also said that talks between Simbudevan and Ravichandran reportedly went well and that Ascar Films might step into bail Simbu out.