Earlier today (August 8), the press meet of Karthi's Viruman took place in Chennai and the main cast and crew were present to address the gathering. Viruman is directed by Muthaiya of Komban and Kuttipuli fame and has music composed by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Shankar's daughter Aditi Shankar is set to make her debut as a lead actress in Tamil cinema with Viruman and the film will be hitting the screens this Friday, August 12. Meanwhile, the press meet event happened today and an exciting development has now been known. Acclaimed director Raju Murugan has officially confirmed his next film with Karthi and he made the confirmation this morning at the Viruman press meet.

Raju Murugan is one of the lyricists of Viruman and he has penned the lyrics for two songs in the album - Madura Veeran and the yet to be released opening track sung by Isaignaani Ilaiyaraaja. During his speech, Raju Murugan revealed that he will be doing his next with Karthi, adding that works are currently in progress. Karthi - Raju Murugan project has been under speculations for quite some time now and the first official confirmation has now come as a delightful news for fans. Raju Murugan is known for helming critically acclaimed films like Cuckoo, Joker, and Gypsy, and it is going to be exciting to see what he has in store for the audience with the Karthi starrer.

SR Prabhu's Dream Warrior Pictures is most likely to bankroll the project and an official announcement on the project will be made very soon. Apart from Viruman, Karthi has two other projects - Ponniyin Selvan and Sardar. Ponniyin Selvan is slated to release in theatres on September 30 and the film will have a pan Indian release. On the other hand, Sardar, directed by PS Mithran, will be hitting the screens for the festive occasion of Diwali.