The horror-comedy genre wave started in Tamil cinema with choreographer turned actor/filmmaker Raghava Lawrence’s Muni. Then, he also tried his hands with sequels named Muni 2 —Kanchana, and Muni 3 — Kanchana 2, which were blockbuster hits. A slew of films in the same genre followed suit and except a few, many were duds.
Now, Lawrence is all set with his next installment Muni 4 — Kanchana 3, a Tamil and Telugu bilingual. In an exclusive to DC, he opens up about the sequel, which has a social message and a surprise factor in it.
The actor is busy with the pre-production. “We are working on the script of Muni 4 — Kanchana 3, which will go on floors next month. Since the name ‘Kanchana’ has been our lucky charm, we are retaining the name alongside Muni,” he begins the conversation
Kanchana had Sarathkumar’s transgender character; we ask him what’s new in the fourth part of the franchise? — “I am retaining those who are relevant like Kovai Sarala madam who played my mother, Deva-darshini, Manobala,
Sreeman, etc. in the fourth part as well. I am working on the flashback portions, which are very crucial, and takes forward the story. Once it is complete, I will get an idea of whom to feature in the vital character,” he shares.
But he quickly adds, “It may not be a hero, and I am considering a lead female star. But, I can’t reveal the name at this point of time. Just like Kanchana championed for the cause of trasgenders, here I have taken a different social issue in my hands.”
On the heroines, he says that the film would have two heroines or even more! Even before its official announcement, a leading television channel has grabbed its satellite rights for a big price and will be releasing it through their home banner.
When asked about his other project, which would be helmed by director SS Rajamouli’s assistant, Lawrence says that it will take another four months for them to complete the graphic work for it. “I will almost complete the Kanchana sequel by then,” he signs off!