The romantic drama is likely to go on floors in October.
Almost a month ago, director PC Shekar, of films like Romeo, Style King, The Terrorist, etc., had announced his latest directorial, a project with Darling Krishna, who is currently among the busiest actors in Sandalwood. At the time, Shekar had posted on social media that he was looking at going on floors with the project in October and it looks like he will meet that target, now that the team has the leading lady also in place.
Shekar has got Ashika Ranganath onboard the romantic comedy, which will be a first-time collaboration for them, as well as for the actress and Darling Krishna. The film marks Shekar's return to the romantic drama genre, his last being Romeo, which had Ganesh and Bhavana in the lead. It has been reported that Shekar aims to make it as an urban love story that will appeal to new-gen audiences too.
The as-yet-untitled film, which is being backed by actor-producer Kaddipudi Chandru, will have Ashika playing an HR professional, in a girl-next-door-meets-modern-professional avatar. The director, who has, in the past, worked with Mollywood imports like Bhavana, Bhaama and Remya Nambeesan, has been quoted as saying that he wanted to cast local talent and Ashika fit the bill perfectly.
Ashika, who is gearing up for the release of her film with Sriimurali, Madhagaja, the Ishan-starrer Raymo and Siddharth Mahesh’s Garuda, only recently wrapped up work on Avatara Purusha, in which she is paired with Raambo 2 co-star Sharan yet again. She will also be seen in the hit song Pataki Poriyo in Sudeep’s next release, Kotigobba 3. The actress is currently committed to star in a medical thriller called O2, to be directed by Raghav and Prashanth Raj. She is also set to make her Tamil film debut with director A Sarkunam’s Atharvaa Murali starrer.