Believe it or not: Dheena, the frail-looking and the not-so-handsome but mightily talented reality television artiste, turns hero in Tamil films with an untitled venture which is to be produed by none other than national award-winning actor Dhanush.
Dheena is often known to make ‘phone calls’ during almost all of Vijay TV’s reality shows and ridicule the participants/hosts to no end. His one-liners invariably leave the audiences in splits and neither the anchors nor the participants have words to strike back when Dheena ridicules them purely for fun.
One of the most popular reality TV show stars, Dheena has essayed small roles in a few films and is now making the next grade as hero. Dheena’s debut Tamil film as hero hasn’t yet been titled but it has been confirmed that it would be the Tamil remake of the 2016 hit Malayalam comedy film titled as Kattappanayile Rithwik Roshan which had Vishnu Unnikrishnan, Dharmajan Bolgatty and Prayaga Martin in the lead.
Dhanush, who has acquired the Tamil remake rights of this film, has decided to produced it under his banner ‘Wunderbar Films’ and has cast Dheena as the hero. Details of other stars and technicians to work in the film haven’t yet been decided and would be revealed soon, reports say.
Nadirshah, who made the Malayalam version, is likely to make his directorial debut in Kollywood by agreeing to direct the Tamil remake version. One of the titles in contention for the Tamil version is Ajith From Aruppukkottai!
We can only wish good-luck to Dheena, who possesses a very natural and impeccable sense of ‘timing’ as a comedian, with the hope that he converts his small screen success to big screen too!