Gautham Vasudev Menon has started his next film, a love story on the lines of Vinnaithandi Varuvaya. Earlier titled Nithya, it has now been rechristened as Neethane En Ponvasantham, with Jiiva and Samantha Prabhu playing the lead roles.
Starring Jiiva and Samantha Prabhu in lead roles, the movie will be made in Telugu as well. A R Rahman will compose music and Manoj Paramahamsa will crank the camera. After completing this project, Gautham will start Yohan Adhyayam Ondru, his next venture featuring Vijay.
Jiiva plays 21-year-old Raghu, an engineering student, while Samantha plays Nithya, a 20-year-old psychology student. 'Jiiva has acquired a new look for this film after hitting the gym,' say sources in the know.
Gautham good friends Kumar and Jayaram of R S Infotainment, who had earlier produced Vinnaithandi Varuvaya and Ko, will present this film produced by Photon Kathas Production, a company run by Gautham.