Imaikkaa Nodigal is an upcoming Tamil thriller directed by R. Ajay Gnanamuthu. The film stars Atharvaa, Nayanthara, Raashi Khanna and director Anurag Kashyap. Anurag has had someinclination towards acting as he performed the role of a mean cop in A.R Murugadoss’s Akira. Akira starred Sonakshi Sinha in the titular role, film bombed at the box office and critically as well but Anurag’s dark and raunchy performance was highly appreciated. Anurag has also played a cameo in Zoya Akhtar’s first film Luck By Chance. Anurag has played an antagonist in Shagird, which is a crime thriller directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia in 2011.
Anurag has played a cameo of himself in 2011 musical Soundtrack which stars Rajeev khandelwal in the lead role. He was also in Nitesh Tiwari’s 2014 horror comedy Bhoothnath Returns in a cameo role, while he did an actual role in 2010 release I am, directed by Onir. Kashyap clearly has had some inclination towards acting and mostly for the role of an antagonist. Imaikkaa Nodigal was suppose to get a release in 2017 as the production of the film began in October 2016, Kashyap will be again playing a full fledged negative role in the film opposite Atharvaa’s protagonist.
Anurag will be playing a character called Rudra, the role was a decider between the casting of Prabhu Deva or Kashyap but following his role in Akira, Kashyap got the part. The lead of the film is played by Nayanthara through a character called Anjali Vikramadityan. Ajay Gnanamuthu was suppose to direct the film earlier but due to some issue with the script. On the directorial front things are exciting for Anurag Kashyap as his film Mukkabaaz starring Vineet Singh in the lead role is going to release on 12 January. Post Mukkabaaz Kashyap will be directing Manmarziyan which has a pan Indian star cast including Taapsee Pannu and Dulquer Salman. Release date of Imaikkaa Nodigal will be announced soon.