No for Atharva

Director Bala’s home production, B Studios, intends to encourage young talent and also backs the director’s own directorial ventures. The production house had earlier brought out the Suriya-Jyothika starrer Mayavi in 2004. The film was directed by Bala’s friend Singapuli. Now, reports are suggesting that director Jeeva Shankar of Naan fame, had approached B Studios for his next project. The film is set to feature Balas Paradesi hero Atharva in the lead. But after a round of talks, the deal seems to have fallen through and Jeeva Shankar is on the hunt for a new producer. In the meantime, Bala’s Paradesi has been completed and is all set to hit screens later this month