Director Mani Rathnam who is currently directing Karthi and Aditi Rao Hydari for Katru Veliyidai, is next project. He is likely to sign actor Atharvaa Murali as his next film’s lead. A source close to the director was quoted saying that the talks are on and Atharvaa and Mani Ratnam have met a couple of times for discussions. However, the duo haven’t zeroed in on a script. Keeping in mind that Mani Rathnam made his first ever Tamil movie with Atharvaa’s late father Murali in 1985 (Pagal Nilavu), this team up is definitely something to look out for.