A self-confessed fan of Vadivelu, Santhosh recently said that if everything goes well, he might make the actor sing a song in the film
Vadivelu and Santhosh Narayanan
It was confirmed recently that Vadivelu, who is all set for a comeback after a four-year hiatus with Naai Sekar, has signed a five-film deal with Lyca Productions, including OTT projects. To be directed by Suraj, Naai Sekar is a spin off of the comedian's character which he played in Thalai Nagaram, which had the same director at the helm.
The actor had also made it clear in a recent press meet that he will never be a part of projects that are directed and produced by veteran filmmaker Shankar, thanks to the fall out they had during the filming of the sequel to Imsai Arasan 23am Pulikesi.
Composer Santhosh Narayanan, who received much praises for his music in Sarpatta Parambarai and Karnan this year, will be roped in to set tunes for Naai Sekar. A self-confessed fan of Vadivelu, Santhosh recently said that if everything goes well, he might make the actor sing a song, too, in the film. He also added that director Nalan Kumarasamy and himself are planning to join hands for a project which will have the actor in the lead. The director-composer duo had earlier teamed up for Soodhu Kavvum (streaming on Zee5) and Kadhalum Kadandhu Pogum (streaming on Voot).
Meanwhile, sources say that the controversy regarding the title Naai Sekar is still on. Apparently, the makers of Sathish's film with Kishore Ramkumar, which has a dog playing an important role in it, had registered the title a while ago. In an earlier interview to us, Sathish said that the team is currently in a position where they can't do anything about it. He said, "I have immense respect for Vadivelu sir; he is one of the comedy pioneers in Tamil cinema. A dog plays a pivotal role in our film and the protagonist's name is Sekar. At this point, it is difficult for us to consider a new name for our project."