Suriya 37 has made headlines from the day it has gone on floors. Being bankrolled by Lyca Productions on a lavish budget, the project officially went on the floors on June 25 in London.
The regular shooting began with an official pooja ceremony which was attended by Suriya, Anand and other leading cast and crew members of the film, which also stars Sayyeshaa, Mohanlal, Arya, Boman Irani, Allu Sirish and Samuthirakani in pivotal roles. Over the last few weeks, reports emerged that Allu Sirish has opted out of the project and that Arya was brought in as his replacement.
On Friday, July 20, 2018, Allu Sirish took to Twitter to confirm his exit from the project. He wrote: “This is to let you all know about my part in Suriya 37. My dates required for the film was clashing with my other film ABCD. The shoot dates could not be rescheduled because of the logistics involved. Keeping in mind the best interest of both the films, I volunteered to step down from the role. And the director KV Anand sir too has understood the issue and accepted my decision.”
Sirish went on to add he’s really looking forward to the release of the film and thanked the makers for the opportunity. Suriya 37 will be shot in nearly ten countries and the crew has already zeroed in on some picturesque locations in New York, Brazil, England, Hyderabad and New Delhi.
Coming back to Allu Sirish and his film ABCD (American Born Confused Desi), well, this one is an official remake of the 2013 Malayalam film with the same title. The film, which went on to the floors recently, is being directed by debutant Sanjeev Reddy.
The comedy entertainer has Rukshar Dhillon playing the female lead with master Bharath staging a comeback with a pivotal role in it.
According to reports, Rashmika Mandanna, the popular Kannada actor, has been roped in to play an important role in this comedy entertainer. Sources say that Rashmika understands that her role will be small but did not want to let go of the opportunity as it is a performance oriented role that would provide fodder for her acting skills. The film is being bankrolled by Madhura Sreedhar and Yash Rangineni.