Telugu actress Mehreen Pirzada has joined the cast of director RS Durai Senthilkumar’s next. She will play the lead along with Dhanush and actress Sneha in the film.
The news was announced by producers Sathya Jyothi Films recently, and Mehreen also said she was excited to be part of the cast. Sources close to the film said that shooting is expected to begin in July.
— Mehreen Pirzada👑 (@Mehreenpirzada) June 15, 2019
Mehreen was recently seen in the Telugu film F2 – Fun and Frustration. She made her Tamil film debut in 2017 with director Suseenthiran’s Nenjil Thunivirundhal, opposite Sundeep Kishan. But her portions were later edited out because of the poor response to the film in theatres.
The shooting for her upcoming film, currently titled Dhanush 34, began on March 6 in Courtrallam. The team wrapped up the first schedule in a month.
We are happy with @dhanushkraja @durairsk @omdop and our wonderful cast & crew for their great work 💪. Our first schedule at Kutralam completed successfully. Onto second schedule shortly. pic.twitter.com/PcrHRhhin3
— Sathya Jyothi Films (@SathyaJyothi_) April 6, 2019
Dhanush reportedly plays a dual role, and Sneha stars opposite one of the characters. Mehreen is likely to be paired with the second character. While details about their roles are not out yet, sources have confirmed that reports about Sneha playing Dhanush’s mother in the film are not true.
The film’s spokesperson told Silverscreen that Dhanush is shooting simultaneously for this film and Asuran by director Vetrimaaran. “He is shooting for Asuran now, and will resume this film after Asuran wraps up,” the source said.
In the first schedule, director Durai Senthilkumar filmed some important portions involving Dhanush and Sneha, who were last seen together onscreen 13 years ago in Selvaraghavan’s Pudhupettai.
Telugu actor Naveen Chandra, who was seen in Sarabham and Brahman, is also part of the cast and is likely to play the antagonist. Music is by Mervin-Vivek, and cinematography is by Om Prakash. Details about the rest of the team is yet to be out.
Dhanush has previously played a dual role in Durai Senthilkumar’s Kodi, and also stars as a father and son in Asuran. He is currently busy with the final schedule of Asuran which is likely to wrap up this month, and has other films under production.
Mehreen has the Telugu films Chanakya by director Thiru and NKR17 by Satish Vegensa. The actress, who is a native of Punjab, is also making her Punjabi film debut with DSP Dev by Mandeep Benipel.
Sneha will next be seen in Dulquer Salman-starrer Vaan, and the Kannada film Muniratna Kurukshetra by director Naganna.