It is known that there is a project on the late forest brigand Veerappan titled Vanayudham ( war in forest). The film is of bilingual, Kannada and Tamil, which will cast Kishore in the lead role, with Arjun to be the Police Officer. The director of this movie is AMR Ramesh who said Kishore’s choice is natural after his performance in the National Award Winning Aadukalam. The story is to depict the lifetime adventures related to Veerappan until his death. All the incidents connected to the forest life will be dealt with as the director has collected necessary facts and information from police officials of both governments.
Ramesh said that the audience will be surprised to watch some unrevealed facts about Veerappan. It is expected that the Bollywood actor Suresh Oberoi may be pitted for the main projection of late Kannada hero Rajkumar. The heroine for this film may be either Rani Mukherjee or Priyamani and it is not yet decided. To make the movie to the great extent of reality, Ramesh has scheduled majority shooting in the locales of Salem, Sathyamangalam and Erode.
Amidst all these hoorays, there emerges an interesting fact that the heroine of the 70s and 80s, Jayachitra will take up the role of the current CM of Tamilnadu, Ms J. Jayalalitha. This is because it was in her regime as the CM that the end of Veerappan occurred.