Sivakarthikeyan's next big film, Maaveeran, being directed by Madonne Ashwin has added to its star cast popular Telugu actor Sunil, who was seen recently in a negative role in the nationwide box office blockbuster, Pushpa: The Rise. Having started his career as a comedian before making a transition to hero in S.S. Rajamouli's Maryada Ramanna, the actor will be making his Tamil cinema debut in the upcoming film being produced by Arun Viswa's Shanti Talkies banner. Sunil, who played a pivotal role in Allu Arjun's Pushpa last year and garnered praise for his performance, is the latest big addition to Sivakarthikeyan's Maaveeran as the film also stars youth sensation Aditi Shankar as the female lead, followed by acclaimed filmmaker Mysskin playing the antagonist, with the supporting cast featuring the likes of Saritha and Yogi Babu.

Sunil's casting announcement in Maaveeran has come at a time when there was controversy last week that production on the film had been stopped. However, it was later revealed that filming had been brought to a temporary halt in view of the rains that had been lashing Chennai city, with shooting resuming once again on Monday. This latest announcement has also put a full stop to the rumors that were spreading around and fans are delighted to see the Maaveeran team address it swiftly. Below is the latest announcement from the Maaveeran team: 

Maaveeran has been carrying tremendous hype ever since it was announced and Sivakarthikeyan will want the film to hit the bullseye next year when it comes out as his Prince released this Diwali didn't fare as well as he would have expected. The film is also Madonne Ashwin's first big venture after his Mandela starring Yogi Babu fetched him the National Award for Best Debut Film of a Director and Best Screenplay (Dialogues). Maaveeran went on floors on August 3 in Chennai, with the team releasing an intense announcement teaser showcasing Sivakarthikeyan in an action avatar. The film includes a talented technical team featuring music composed by Bharath Sankar, while the cinematography and editing are handled by Vidhu Ayyana and Philomin Raj, respectively.