Chennai: Director Ashwin Saravanan is excited to have joined hands with Taapsee Pannu for upcoming Tamil-Telugu thriller 'Game Over' forever since he saw 'Pink' he wanted to work with her.
'Game Over' that goes on the floor on Thursday marks Taapsee`s return to Tamil filmdom after three years. Her last outing in Tamil was 2015 action-thriller 'Vai Raja Vai'. The first look poster of 'Game Over', being produced by Y Not Studios and Reliance Entertainment, was unveiled on Wednesday. Describing the thriller that unfolds inside a house, Ashwin said for about 70 per cent of the film Taapsee will be seen in a wheelchair.
"It will be a quirky thriller set inside a house. It`ll feature very few characters. Ever since I saw `Pink`, I`ve wanted to work with Taapsee. I`m glad everything fell in place for this project and I`m excited to be working with her. She`s someone who is not really screen-conscious and can really get under the skin of a character," Ashwin told IANS. But 'Game Over' will not be a woman-centric film.
"I don`t think to make a film with a woman as the protagonist alone makes it woman-centric. Let`s look at Anushka Sharma`s `NH10`. It`s primarily a thriller about honour killing featuring a woman as the strong protagonist. My film is also a thriller and it features Taapsee as the protagonist," he said.
This will be Ashwin`s third film. He made his directorial debut with Nayanthara-starrer 2015 Tamil paranormal thriller 'Maya'. His second film 'Iravaakaalam', starring SJ Suryah in the lead, which will release soon.
Ashwin is thankful to Sashikanth of Y Not Studios for commissioning this project. "As a production house, they`ve consistently pushed boundaries with respect to content with their projects. Be it `Va Quarter Cutting` or `Vikram Vedha`, they`re attempting different films and not just backing consumer-friendly films. It`s a relief to find such a producer and I`m really proud to associate with him," he added.