As predicted, director-actor Ameer's upcoming directorial venture Aadhi Bhagavan has been proceeding at a lackluster pace. Like his contemporaries Bala and Selvaraghavan, Ameer too has this tendency of taking ages to complete his films. Though the final product is always appreciable and enjoyable, industry-watchers feel that it's high time the likes of Ameer pulled up their socks and worked faster.
'Jayam' Ravi has been cast opposite sizzlerNeetu Chandra in this film. Neetu, who danced with Ameer for the Kannitheevu Ponna.... item number in Mysskin's Yudhdham Sei, managed to build up a rapport with the latter and went on to bag the heroine's role in Aadhibagawan. Ravi shaved off the long hair and beard he had grown for the film to act in Prabhudeva's Engeyum Kaadhal last year.
Ravi is not amused by the time taken by Ameer to wrap up the film as it rids him off the opportunities to take on many films. The film has been in the making for more than the past couple of years. Reports say that some 'differences' have crept up between Ameer and Ravi due to the verbal volleys hurled by the former against the latter. Ravi, who has been in the industry for many years now, feels that he surely deserved better treatment from Ameer. Even some technicians and crew members seem to be agreeing with Ravi's feelings.
Jayam Ravi picks Samuthirakani's next over 'Boologam'?
The delay that Jayam Ravi's next, 'Aadhi Bhagavan' is seeing needs no mention for it is known to all that the film's cast are eagerly awaiting its completion. Meanwhile Jayam Ravi has signed a project with director Samuthirakani and it is now said that this film will go on floors even before Jayam Ravi's film with Aascar, 'Boologam' does.
It is said that Samuthirakani is ready with the script and a formal announcement listing the cast and crew will be made shortly. However this will kick start only post the completion of the long pending 'Aadhi Bhagavan'.
It may be mentioned Jayam Ravi is also touted to play the lead in the remake of 'Delhi Belly' however it hasn't been confirmed yet. He also has a project with director SP Jananathan later this year.
Let's just hope 'Aadhi Bhagavan' is wrapped soon paving way for the actor's other commitments.
Actor Jayam Ravi took part in a walkathon in Chennai on Sunday that sought to raise awareness for the high incidence of accidents and casualties that occur while people are crossing the railway tracks. Ravi flagged of the event which saw about 500 railway officials, members of the Railway Protection Force and nearly 4000 students in attendance.
Jayam Ravi said that he was happy to do his part for such a noteworthy cause and it was the ideal break for him after his hectic shooting schedule. The actor is currently racing to complete Aadhi Bhagawan, his film with Ameer.
Ameer and Jayam Ravi in a rush
Filming for Ameer's Aadhi Bhagawan starring Jayam Ravi and Neetu Chandra is going on at a frantic pace in Avadi, Chennai. The director and his star are determined to finish the film by the end of this month and begin post production and promotional activities. They are hoping to release the film in January 2012.
Music is by Yuvan Shankar Raja and the audio will be launched soon. The film ran into some unexpected delays but the team is back on track now. Ameer has also been signed up for Bharathiraja's Annakodiyum Kodiveeranum and he wants to wrap up Aadhi Bhagawan before beginning work on his next film.
The shooting of 'Aadhi Bhagavan', a Jayam Ravi - Neetu Chandra starrer film directed by Ameer came to a sudden halt due to some 'unavoidable' reasons. A lot of doubts were raised about the movie, especially after Ameer was roped in to play a pivotal role in Bharathiraja'a 'Annakodiyum Kodiveeranum'.
Putting an end to all apprehensions, the director is now all set to re-start the shooting of the film. "While Jayam Ravi has allotted fresh dates, Neetu Chandra is flying down to Chennai to complete her portions. Everything will be done on a fast track," sources say.
"Ameer wanted to complete the shoot of Aadhi Bhagavan before he starts shooting for Annakodiyum Kodiveeranum. His portions in the Bharathiraja movie is expected to begin only by early next year. So he will finish Aadhi Bhagavan before that," add the sources.
'Aadhi Bhagavan', an action entertainer, sports Jayam Ravi in a different role. The actor said in an earlier interview: "I am a great fan of Ameer and watched all his films. I am happy to do the lead role in Aadhi Bhagavan which I expect to be a milestone in my career."
Ameer gets his priorities correct
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