After "Neelakasham Pachakkadal Chuvanna Bhoomi", director Sameer Thahir has joined hands with Dulquer Salmaan for the upcoming film, and its shooting started in Kochi on Monday, 16 November.

Sai Pallavi, who made her acting debut in the hit Malayalam film "Premam", will star opposite Dulquer in the upcoming untitled project.

Directed and co-produced by Sameer under the banner of Handmade Films, the film has been scripted by Rajesh Gopinathan and cinematography will be handled Gireesh Gangadharan.

"Today we started Sameerkka's (Sameer Thahir) new film directed and produced by him and co produced by Shyju Khaled and Ashiq Usman ! Written by Rajesh, Gireesh Ganga is the DoP whom I've known from my first film. All my old friends are around from NPCB and Bangalore Days ! Sai Pallavi everyone's favourite Malar from Premam is the female lead ! I think everyone is gonna have a great time shooting the film. We need your prayers and love to do our best !," Dulquer posted on his Facebook page.

It is understood that Sai will be seen as a bike enthusiast in the upcoming romantic action movie, which is expected to hit theatres in 2016. 

Meanwhile, Dulquer is awaiting the release of Martin Prakkat's upcoming film "Charlie". He also has Rajeev Ravi's upcoming untitled flick as well as films by Prathap Pothen, Jomon T John and Amal Neerad in his kitty.

Also, the Telugu dubbed version of his blockbuster hit Malayalam film "Ustad Hotel", titled "Jathaga" is expected to hit screens in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in November.