It is no longer news that SJ Surya will be coming up with 'Isai' that he is directing and also composing tunes for. He has now opened up that he will be paired opposite a newbie, a talent from the north in this entertainer.
It was widely reported earlier that Lakshmi Rai who wowed audience in 'Mankatha' will be paired opposite SJ Surya in this film but sources close to the actor squash them as mere rumours.
Speaking exclusively to IG, SJ Surya says, "I will make a formal announcement about Isai on April first week. We have zeroed in on a new girl whom we finalized upon after doing a screen test of over 120 girls in Bombay! We stayed there for two and a half months, I'm sure she'll go a long way".
It is said that the screen test wasn't just about looks but the actor did an extensive screen test to check on the candidates' performance as well. It's known to all that all his films have ample importance to heroines as much as the heroes.
Surya also took six months of training in music for composing tunes of 'Isai'. He has delivered several hits in the past as a director, namely, 'Vaali', 'Khusi', 'New' and 'Anbe Aaruyire'.