Following his mentor and ace director Shankar, who launched his own banner to produce films for his assistants, two-film old Atlee has also now started his own banner ‘A For Apple’ and announced three projects for his ADs.
Speaking to the media, he said, “Murugadoss sir gave me chance a for my directorial debut, while Fox Star released it. They believed in me and approached me for a joint venture — that’s when I selected Sangili Bungili Kadhava Thorae, a script narrated by Ike, a former AD to Kamal Haasan sir. This will be the first from my production house. Later, I have lined up scripts of two of my long-time associates Suriya Balakumaran, son of ace writer Balakumaran, and Ashok.” Regarding his film with Vijay — tentatively called Thalapathy 61, he said that the crew is heading to Europe this month end.