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Tanya Ravichandran to join Jayam Ravi and Priya Bhavani Shankar in JR 28

Billed as an action thriller, the film is being helmed by N Kalyana Krishna 

Thinkal Menon
Jan 05, 2022
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Tanya, Priya and Ravi

The announcement of Jayam Ravi's next, tentatively titled JR 28, was made a few months ago on the star's birthday with an official ceremony. N Kalyana Krishna is wielding the megaphone for the project.

Priya Bhavani Shankar has been roped in earlier as the untitled film's female lead; the movie brings together the actors for the first time. MS Vivekanandan is the cinematographer for the project which has and Sam CS composing music. 

The latest on JR 28 is that Tanya Ravichandran has also been brought on board for the film which is bankrolled by Screen Scene Entertainment Media Entertainment Pvt Ltd. The shooting of the action thriller, which has Ravi reportedly playing a gangster, is going on in full swing in Chennai.  

Interestingly, the actor is said to be playing dual roles in the film after Aadhi Bhagavan (streaming on Zee5). Ravi and director Krishna had earlier teamed up for Bhooloham (streaming on YouTube) which revolved around the sport of boxing.  

Ravi was recently in the news for having completed the shooting for Mani Ratnam's magnum opus Ponniyin Selvan. The big budget movie marks the actor's first collaboration with the maverick filmmaker. He will be seen playing the character of Arulmozhivarman in the movie, which is the adaptation of Kalki Krishnamoorthy's popular historic novel.

Priya Bhavani Shankar, who had three direct-to-OTT releases this year - Kasada Thapara (streaming on SonyLIV), Oh Manapenne (streaming on Disney+ Hotstar) and Blood Money (streaming on Zee5) - will next be seen in Hari's Arun Vijay-starrer Yaanai which was said to be releasing in February. She has a few other Tamil projects as well in her kitty.

Tanya Ravichandran was last seen in Karuppan (streaming on MX Player, YouTube and Sun NXT). She has Nenjuku Needhi and Maayon ready for release.

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