Actor Sivakarthikeyan tasted success with the 2017 release Velaikkaran and is riding high on the success of the film. Directed by Mohan Raja, Velaikkaran also starred Nayanthara in the other lead role. And post the success of the film, Sivakartyhikeyan has signed two films, one of them being a sci-fi film which is yet to be titled and will be directed by R.Ravi Kumar who shot to fame with Indru Netru Naalai. Sivakarthikeyan had recently announced that he will be teaming up with Ravi Kumar and music maestro A.R.Rahman will be composing music for the film, much to the joy of the actor. And according to latest reports, the makers seem to have locked the lead actress as well for the film. Emerging reports reveal that makers of this sci-fi film have roped in Rakul Preet Singh as the leading lady and soon an official announcement would be made. Rakul was last seen, in Tamil, in Karthi’s Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru which was a hit at the box office.
Reports also reveal that Sivakarthikeyan will begin shooting for the film from May and might be released just before the end of this year. Rakul, on the other hand, also has a film with Suriya which will be directed by Selvaraghavan. Besides Rakul and Suriya, the film also stars Sai Pallavi as on of the leads. The shooting of the film is currently under progress and the makers are aiming to release it during Diwali this year.
Sivakarthikeyan has another film titled Seemaraaja lined up for release this year during Vinayaka Chathurthi. The makers of the film recently released the title poster of the film and confirmed the release date. Seemaraaja, besides Sivakarthikeyan, also stars Samantha Akkineni as the leading lady and will be her first time association with the rising star of Tamil cinema.