Despite the unsavoury controversy that he found himself in the past fortnight, as a film-maker, Venkat Prabhu has an enviable record: he has almost scored a ‘perfect 10’ as all his films, right from Chennai 600 028, Saroja, Goa to the latest Mankatha, have been declared hits at the box-office. As such, producers are willing to cough up the fee demanded by Venkat amid expectations as to what would be his next film.
Venkat’s next filmmigth be produced by Gnanavel Raja, producer who owns the banner Studio Green and who is also the Uncle of actors Suriya and Karthi. It is said that Prabhu has almost finalized a script which would be produced with a mega-budget by Gnanavel Raja.
After directing Ajith in the super-hit Mankatha, Prabhu is now pretty confident that he can handle any leading star and might zero in on either Suriya or Karthi as the hero of his upcoming film. In fact, Prabhu is said to be in a dilemma as to whom to choose in between Suriya and Karthi as the script he has on hand is suitable to both of them.
Raja has confirmed that he’d be producing the film to be directed by Venkat Prabu. “It’s a fact that Prabhu would be directing our next production; the hero is yet to be decided; I can’t say whether it’d be Suriya or Karthi. For our Telugu film, we are planning to cast a popular Telugu hero,” he said.