The official announcement for #N81 is now available! The actress is preparing to collaborate with Durai Senthilkumar on a film that her husband, Vignesh Shivan, will produce. While there isn't much information available, the first-look poster, which shows Nayanthara's hand resting on an elephant's trunk, suggests that the film may be based on the lead character's interaction with the tusker.
“We are happy to be associated with a versatile filmmaker like Durai Senthilkumar, who has delivered movies that have unique stories, brilliant storytelling and have been well received by critics and proven commercial successes as well. The way he projects women characters with powerful shades in his movies is extraordinary. Personally, I have been a great fan of athlete Shanthi in his Ethir Neechal. When he narrated the script for Nayanthara 81, it was literally amazing and had elements that will savour the tastes of audience from all walks of life.”
This is the second time Nayanthara and Durai Senthilkumar have collaborated on a project. They initially collaborated on the song Sathiyama Nee Enakku Thevaye Illa from the latter's directorial debut, Ethir Neechal. Nayan had a cameo appearance in the song alongside Dhanush in the film starring Sivakarthikeyan.
While Durai Senthilkumar is also directing Vetri Maaran's Adhigaaram, which stars Raghava Lawrence, Nayanthara, who was last seen in Mohan Raja's Telugu film Godfather, which stars Chiranjeevi, has her hands full with projects. In addition to Tamil, Malayalam, and Telugu films, she will make her Bollywood debut with Atlee's Jawan, starring Shah Rukh Khan.