Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who was last seen in a menacing role in AR Murugadoss-directed Akira, will be making his Tamil debut with upcoming action-thriller, Imaikaa Nodigal.
Kashyap shared the news with his fans on Twitter.
I am RUDRA..here's the news guys.. I've signed a Tamil film titled Imaikkaa Nodigal..a nail biting thriller with Nayanthara & Atharvaa.
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) October 8, 2016
Akin to his role in Akira, Anurag will once again be seen playing the antagonist in Imaikaa Nodigal. Nayanthara will be seen in a pivotal role.
According to a source, AR Murugadoss was influential in making the filmmaker-actor sign on the dotted line for the offer.
Murugadoss's erstwhile assistant Ajay Gnanamuthu is the director of the film, which stars Atharvaa and Raashi Khanna in the lead.
"When Ajay wanted to approach Anurag with the offer, it was Murugadoss who helped set up the meeting. Having worked with Murugadoss in Akira, Anurag took his word and gladly accepted the offer. He will join the sets later this month," a source from the film's unit told IANS.
"Anurag will slug it out with Nayanthara, who will be seen as a police commissioner. It's going to be a very interesting role," he said.
The project will be bankrolled by Cameo Films and will have music by Hip Hop Tamizha.