Ever since Premam released in 2015, Mollywood actor Nivin Pauly became a household name in Tamil Nadu too. Premam had received humongous response in the neighboring state and it had a record run in Chennai theaters. Post that, Nivin did a Tamil film titled Richie that evoked mixed responses. Now, we hear that Nivin has been approached to play the lead in a Tamil film to be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Ram. Official confirmation from Ram and Nivin Pauly is awaited. Director Ram is familiar to the Malayali audience as he had directed Mollywood's megastar Mammootty for 2019 film Peranbu. Also, he was the man behind the lines for the Tamil version of Mammootty's period film Mamangam.