Thulasi Nair, the young teen actress and who comes from the reputed family of yesteryear actress Radha and sister of actress Karthika Nair, is making her debut in Maniratnam’s upcoming flick Kadal. Thulasi Nair, who is enjoying a dream debut with director Maniratnam is starring opposite Gautham Karthick, son of actor Karthick, in the movie. While her debut created so much buzz in the industry, another buzz about her is already creating ripples in Tamil cinema. The news is that she is set to romance actor Jiiva onscreen in the yet to be shot flick Yaan, to be directed by famed cinematographer Ravi K Chandran!
Sources close to the movie unit of the Yaan reveal more stories. Initially, the producers of Yaan and the director had plans to rope in actress Kajal Aggarwal to pair opposite Jiiva in the movie. However, Thulasi received many accolades from the ace director Maniratnam for her acting skills in her very first movie. Hence, it seems as if the director, Ravi K Chandran, has decided to cast fourteen year old Thulasi opposite Jiiva in Yaan!
For your information, Yaan is being produced jointly by producer Elred Kumar and producer Jayaraman under the banner of R S Infotainment. The same R S Infotainment also produced Kho, which was the debut flick of Thulasi’s sister Karthika Nair. Kho went on to become a blockbuster hit in Tamil cinema last year. It seems as if the production house wants to repeat the same success story by pairing Jiiva and Thulasi.
Sources add that Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt is doing a prominent role in Yaan, which is being shot as a trilingual simultaneously in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi languages. The preproduction works are about to start, and actor Jiiva would be joining the movie unit once his current projects are complete, which include movies like Neethane En Ponvasantham, David and Endrendum Punnagai.