Director Santosh Sivan, who has worked as the cinematographer in several blockbusters, is going to direct Anushka Shetty starrer Lord Ayyappa. Sree Gokulam Gopalan will be producing the movie and it will be released in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Hindi. The pre-production work has been already started and the regular shoot is expected to commence from either August or September.
Earlier Santosh Sivan, has worked for Vijay-ARM’s Thuppakki and Mani Ratnam’s Chekka Chivantha Vaanam.
Anushka Shetty is also getting ready to start the work for her upcoming thriller drama Silence, in which Kollywood actor Madhavan will play the lead role. Hemanth Madhukar will helm the movie, who has earlier helmed Mumbai 125 KM and Vastadu Naa Raju. Popular Telugu producer, Kona Venkat is bankrolling this project.