Director Sukumar, who recently released his movie 1: Nenokkadine, is now set to become a producer. The filmmaker has roped in actor Sumanth Ashwin to play the lead in his maiden production venture. Vema Reddy, who is one of his associates, would direct this yet-to-be titled Telugu movie. He is currently on look out for a suitable actress for the female lead in the film. Few months ago, Sukumar, who has earlier directed hit movies like Arya, Jagadam, Arya 2, 100% Love and 1: Nenokkadine, launched his production house named Mahi Entertainments to make films with his associates. Vema Reddy says, "Sumanth is playing the lead. It was Sukumar sir who felt Sumanth would do justice to the role. We will start shooting from the month end."
Sumanth Ashwin started acting career with the movie Tuneega Tuneega and he recently scored a hit with Anthaku Mundhu Aa Tharavatha. The young actor is currently busy shooting for another Telugu film Lovers. He has another project titled Nuvve Naa Hero. After completing the filming of this movie, he is expected to take up Sukumar's maiden production. Meanwhile, Vema Reddy is expected to finalise the rest of the cast and crew of the film.