Actor Nithin (Nithiin), who is basking in on the success of A...Aa, is joining hands with director Hanu Raghavapudi in his new project and he is likely to romance actress Shruti Haasan in the film.
Nithin's upcoming untitled project is produced by Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara under the banner 14 Reels Entertainment. The movie was officially launched in the first week of September and the makers are set to start its shooting soon. Currently, they are in search of a suitable actress to play the female lead opposite Nithin.
A source close to the production house says that the makers are keen to rope in Shruti Haasan for the movie and they have already approached her. "Her response is positive, nothing is confirmed yet. The female lead's role will be on par with that of the lead actor and has scope for performance," Deccan Chronicle quoted a source as saying.
Shruti Haasan, who is now basking in the success of her recent release Premam, has four big-ticket projects from Tamil, Telugu and Hindi in her kitty. She has already completed the shooting for Hindi film Yaara and Tamil movie S3. She has begun the shooting of her father Kamal Haasan's mutltilingual movie Sabaash Naidu, which is stalled after Kamal suffered injuries on the sets.
The actress is yet to start the filming for Pawan Kalyan's Katamarayudu. The source says the producer will rope for Nithin, if they get proper callsheet from her. "It all depends on Shruti's dates and how she can accommodate the film, as the makers are keen to rope her in. If she can adjust her dates for a few days in December, the makers are fine with it. Otherwise, they will look for others," adds the source.
However, Akhil Akkineni was to play the lead role in director Hanu Raghavapudi's forthcoming movie and he had even announced the film on his Twitter page. Later, the director chose to work with Nithin due to his differences with Akhil over the production house which has to bankroll the project.