It is official now! Ace director Mani Rathnam is said to have got things ready and has decided on his next project, a romantic bilingual in Tamil and Telugu. While there was buzz that the film would be titled Pookadai it has now been revealed that Mani's 23rd film will be named Kadal.
As expected yesteryear hero Karthik's son Gautham will make his debut in this film. Samantha will play Gautham's love interest.
It is also said that the director has roped in action king Arjun and Aravind Swamy, who is set to return to the silver screen after a long hiatus.
Grapevine also has it that Thambi Ramaiah of Mynaa fame is being considered for an important role.
Oscar-winner A R Rahman will score music for Kadal and Rajeev Menon will crank the camera. The film will be produced by Mani Rathnam's Madras Talkies.