Director Karthik Subbaraj’s production house Stone Bench Films has officially announced that Keerthy Suresh will star in the lead in their next project. The woman-centric film will be directed by newcomer Eashvar Karthic.
In his tweet yesterday, Karthik Subbaraj said that the film will have a new team, with music composed by Sathosh Narayanan. The shoot will begin in Kodaikanal in September.
Super happy!! Our @StonebenchFilms Production#3 will star the National award winner @KeerthyOfficial , directed by debutant @EashvarKarthic & it's a @Music_Santhosh musical!!! Need all your blessings & support as always to this new team & the film ?@kaarthekeyens @onlynikil pic.twitter.com/Td1KWGWZWj
— karthik subbaraj (@karthiksubbaraj) August 12, 2019
Speaking to Silverscreen, director Eashvar said, “This is a female-centric film, Keerthy Suresh is apt for the lead role. We cannot reveal anything about the plot yet, but the film is an emotional, mystery thriller meant for all family audiences. Members of the cast and crew are being finalised. More announcements will be made before the shoot begins next month.”
Karthik Subbaraj’s Stone Bench Films has previously produced his webseries Kallachirippu, and films Meyadha Maan and Mercury.
Keerthy Suresh, who just won the National Film Awards for her role in Mahanati, is currently busy with two Telugu films. Shoot for her film with director Narendra Nath has been on in Spain. This is her 20th film, and also a woman-centric one. It is likely to release during Dussehra this year.
DIRECTING #Keerthy20 !!
Shoot in progress! Can’t wait to reveal more updates. @KeerthyOfficial in full flow, the most talented & determined actress ever. @smkoneru the most passionate person for cinema!@THARUNDirects @MusicThaman @dancinemaniac @sahisuresh pic.twitter.com/hREdJ0336b
— Narendra Nath (@NARENcloseup) August 6, 2019
She also has a film with Nagesh Kukunoor, director of Hyderabad Blues and Iqbal, and pre-production work for Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyan Selvan adaptation, starring Jayam Ravi, Aishwarya Rai, Vikram and others is on. Her spokesperson confirmed that she has signed up for the multi-starrer.
The actress was recently spotted in Mumbai, where work on her Bollywood debut with Ajay Devgan is on. The film begins shoot on August 19 in Bali. Directed by Amit Shah of Badhai Ho, the movie is jointly produced by Boney Kapoor, Akash Chawla and Arunava Joy Sengupta, and is reportedly a biopic on former Indian football team coach Syed Abdul Rahim. The film is likely complete production by the end of this year.
Keerthy Suresh also has director Priyadarshan’s Marikkar: Arabikkadalinte Simham with Mohanlal under production.