Karthick Naren is all set to go on floors with his Mafia, starring Arun Vijay, Prasanna and Nivetha Pethuraj in the lead, this week. The first look poster of the film, which was released recently, shows three chic Arun Vijays wielding guns and a ‘hitlist’ poster.
“At this juncture, all I can say is that Mafia will be a high-octane gangster drama,” begins Karthick, “I’d pitched this script to Arun Vijay after I finished writing the script. I met him right after Thadam and soon, things fell in place. His role is unlike anything he’s done before. Even Prasanna’s character will be intriguing. In a way, I’m lucky that my actors and the production house have given me the creative freedom to make the film like how I want. I don’t have to sanitise it or dilute it in any way.”
The shooting will begin on July 6. “The story is set in the backdrop of Chennai and we have planned to shoot mostly in live locations. We are looking at finishing the shoot in, say, 37 days from then,” Karthick signs off.