Suriya and Shankar to team up for Velpari cinematic adaptation?
If things go as per plans, the makers are planning to begin production by 2023
If reports are to be believed, Shankar and Suriya are set to team up for an epic film based on the famous Velpari novel, penned by Sahitya Akademi Award-winning writer Su Venkatesan. Reportedly, Suriya’s 2D Entertainment has acquired the rights for the novel, and they are in talks with Shankar to mount it as a pan-Indian project. If things go as per plans, the two are planning to begin production by 2023.
Suriya is currently working on a similar big-scale multilingual film helmed by Siva. Tentatively titled Suriya 42, the film is scripted by Adi Narayana with dialogues by Madhan Karky. Suriya reportedly plays a warrior's role in it. The film is a co-production between UV Creations and Studio Green.
Suriya also has Bala's Vanangaan and Vetrimaaran's Vaadivaasal in different stages of production. The actor will also be seen in a cameo role in the Hindi remake of Soorarai Pottru, which has Akshay Kumar as the lead.
Meanwhile, Shankar is simultaneouly working on RC 15 with Ram Charan and Indian 2 with Kamal Haasan. The director has also committed for a Hindi film with Ranveer Singh.