Vijay TV anchor Siva Karthikeyan who has impressed the viewers with his wide-ranging repertoire of witty one-liners while hosting reality shows is being flooded with quite a lot of offers in Kollywood. His first solo venture titled ‘Marina‘ directed by National award winner Pandiraj of Pasanga movie fame is in final stages of shooting.Siva is also playing a significant role in Dhanush’s upcoming film 3 directed by the latter’s wife Aishwarya.
Now, the lanky Siva has also been signed up by director Ezhil, who made hit films like Vijay’s Thullatha Manamum Thullum and ‘Jayam’ Ravi’s Deepavali. Ezhil is back to filmmaking after a long hiatus. Titled ‘Manam Kothhi Paravai’, it is a romantic-comedy film. Athmiya who was selected from among 300 girls who had turned up for audition is the heroine of the film. Produced by Olympia movies, the music is being composed by D Imman.
Talking about the film Ezhil says, < “All my earlier films were city- based. For the first time, my story has a village backdrop. The movie is extensively shot in my native place in Thanjavur district.”
On selecting Siva he says, “Just like my earlier Prabhu Deva starrer Pennin Manathai Thottu, the entire script has a high humour quotient. I have watched Siva’s programme and found that he has a natural flair for comedy.”
A thrilled Siva on his part said, “I am honored to be part of such a big project. I thank Ezhil sir who had the trust in me.”