A R Murugadoss is definitely the current hit maker in the Indian cinema landscape and even the production houses nod their heads in agreement to this fact, as he is the only one that seems to be creating consistent successes in three film industries – Tamil, Telugu and Hindi.
His latest movie in Bollywood titled Holiday starring Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha has received a fairly warm reception, and his next offering in Tamil starring Thalapathy Vijay – Kaththi – too is a highly anticipated one.
And now, ARM has announced another project – an action film – with Sonakshi Sinha in the lead!
Yes, that’s right! Sonakshi in AR Murugadoss’ next action thriller, if rumors are anything to go by. The director/producer claims that this story is something very close to his heart and he also says that it will hold a very powerful message for all Indian women.
Sonakshi too has confirmed the project officially, and has said that she will be devoting four months out of her schedule for this project exclusively, meaning she will not be working on anything else for that entire period.
Interestingly though, the four months are not all for the shooting – while three months will be set aside for filming, one month will have the gorgeous starlet in a workshop of some kind, training for her part. And the intrigue builds..
However, this does throw some shadows on the rumour that Sonakshi was to sign on for the Ashutosh Gowarikar – Hrithik Roshan period film, Mohen Jo Daro. Maybe that’s still in the cards but in any case, according to plans the ARM – Sonakshi movie is to launch by the year end, thereby making it one of the more unique mainstream releases next year.
ARM will be producing this one in association with Fox Star Studios.
Anyways, it’s about time we have a Murgadoss style, masala action entertainer for the masses, that holds within it a ‘pan India appeal’, and has a woman playing the tough one and not just the damsel in distress. Way to set new trends, Mr Murugadoss.