It's official. One of the biggest actors in Telugu cinema, Allu Arjun is debuting in Tamil in a film directed by Lingusamy and produced by KE Gnanavelraja of Studio Green. This news has been making rounds in the last few months and now the official announcement came through on Thursday at a grand press meet in Chennai.
The producer of the untitled film, which will be made as a bilingual in Tamil and Telugu, KE Gnanavelraja said, “We are glad that things have finally fallen in place. The script was approved by Allu Arjun a few months back and director Lingusamy will start the film early next year by February end. I see a lot of potential in Allu Arjun as an action hero and he has already conquered Kerala, where he is one of the biggest other language stars.”
Lingusamy has given a string of hits in Tamil, and knows commercial Tamil cinema well. The director is now all set to do Sandakozhi 2 with Vishal after which he will start the Allu Arjun project. Producer Gnanavelraja, a cousin of actors Suriya and Karthi, had invited their father, the veteran actor Shivakumar, as the chief guest at the press meet.
The untitled film will start rolling after Allu Arjun, popularly known as Bunny, completes his Harish Shankar’s Telugu film DJ- Duvvada Jagannadham.
The actor has completed 16 films in Telugu in the last 10 years, with many of them being super hits and blockbusters.
Allu Arjun also spoke about his upcoming film, “I was born and brought up in Chennai, till my father shifted to Hyderabad. I know how to speak in Tamil and always wanted to do a Kollywood film. I will dub in my own voice for the film. The best part of it is that none of my Telugu films has been remade in Tamil.”
His tweet confirmed his arrival:
I Thank dir Lingusamy & producer Gyanvelraja for launching me into Tamil Film Industry! I thank the people & media of TN for the welcome! pic.twitter.com/WuQk934KPN
— Allu Arjun (@alluarjun) September 22, 2016