Kichcha Sudeep, the Kannada actor is quite popular in the Tamil film industry post the blockbuster Naan Ee and Baahubali. Recently, there were reports that Sudeep had expressed interest in Venkat Prabhu's upcoming flick Maanadu that stars Simbu in the lead role. The reports stated that the makers were looking for an antagonist who has an equally significant role in the film and that Sudeep had expressed his interest to play the part. But the actor has refuted these claims as mere rumors. Maanadu is bankrolled by Suresh Kamatchi and was almost shelved due to the non-cooperation of the lead actor. But now, things looks sunny and the team will begin the shoot by mid January.