According to sources, Arya, who had earlier worked with UTV for 'Vettai', took personal interest to remake 'Delhi Belly' in Tamil. His chemistry with Santhanam, which follows the comedy caper 'Boss Engira Baskaran', is expected to work wonders in this new project too.
The filming began in Chennai on May 7, 2012.
The cast members are: Arya, Santhanam, Premji Amaren, Anjali, Hansika Motwani, Nassar, Suja Varunee and Ali.
Two sets, one resembling a five star hotel and another as a bachelor room, have been erected at Binny Mills at Meenambakkam, where the shooting is taking place at present. The schedule is expected to go on for a couple of weeks.
Being produced by UTV Motion Pictures, 'Settai' is helmed by Kannan of 'Jayamkondan' and 'Kanden Kadhalai' fame. Hansika Motwani and Anjali are playing the heroines, while veteran Nasser is doing a role with negative shades. This film also stars Premgi Amaren in a pivotal role.
At present, the working title is 'Settai' and a final decision on the title will be taken soon.
UTV Motion Pictures' forthcoming offering 'Settai' features Arya, Santhanam, Premgi, Hansika Motwani and Anjali.
The film is a remake of Bollywood blockbuster 'Delhi Belly'.
It's based on the original film but will roll sans the offensive dialogues as the makers are keen in delivering a family laugh riot.
The Tamil comedy is directed by R Kannan.
The film is scheduled to be released in December, 2012.
R Kannan had earlier directed Jayam Kondaan and Kanden Kadhalai.