Even before the release of his Kirrak Party, Nikhil has jumped onto his next film which he completed 3 days shoot. Touted to be the Telugu remake of super hit Kanithan, Nikhil would be seen as an investigative journalist in the film. However, the makers are hunting for a female lead opposite Nikhil for the film.
Inside buzz is that Catherine Tresa, Shalini Pandey (Arjun Reddy fame) and Megha Akash (Lie and Chal Mohan Ranga fame) are being considered for the leading lady.
Since Catherine played the lead role in the original Tamil film and the Telugu remake is also being directed by Tamil director TN Santhosh, Catherine is the front runner in the race. However, the makers are thinking how the pair of Nikhil, Catherine would be on screen.
Whereas younger heroines Shalini Pandey, Megha Akash are also good best opposite Nikhil. However, Lie being a big disaster is affecting the chancesof Megha Akash. The makers of Kanithan are ascertaining the various opinions, options.
A female lead is expected to be finalized very soon. KK Senthil Kumar is the cinematographer and the makers said to have made major changes in the original script and kept only the idea and weaved majority of fresh scenes suiting the Telugu nativity. After Spyder’s disaster, producer Tagore Madhu wants to bounce back with Kanithan remake and he banks on Nikhil who is on a roll these days with back-to-back hits.