Two big rumours are currently popular in Kollywood; one says Genelia has refused several Tamil film offers to do more Bollywood films; the other rumour is that though she is more interested in Bollywood, she readily agreed to act in a film opposite Arya!
This untitled film will be directed by late director Jeeva’s associate Manikandan who completed Dhaam Dhoom. Buoyed by the recognition he got for his work in Naan Kadavul, especially the compliments from Rajni, Arya is very eager to do different types of roles. But this film opposite Genelia is a romantic one, just like his recently-completed Sarvam opposite Trisha. The first round of shooting will reportedly begin soon in Karaikudi and there are plans to shoot a few songs in London.
Arya has already signed a film to be directed by Vijay (director of Kireedam and Poi Solla Porom). Titled Madras Pattinam and set in the pre-Independence era, the film is about a Madrasi falling in love with a British girl. The filming of Madras Pattinam will probably begin in March or April. A Hollywood actress will play the female lead of this film, whose details will be released soon after the filming begins.