The story of this film revolves around a video game designer who starts witnessing the characters from his newly designed video game in reality during its launch. This incident sparks off a chain of thrilling events over one night. Although Tamil cinema has witnessed the release of many horror movies, the director says that ‘Iravu’ will be an exceptional thriller drama with more emphasis on emotions, with a gripping screenplay. “Vetri plays a gamer and game designer who imagines the characters from his game coming to life. We have used that to create a ghost movie,” says Jagadeesan, who adds that the film will also talk about loneliness, “There are people who love being lonely while many hate being alone. Is it a good life if someone is earning well in the US while their parents are alone here? Like my earlier films, this one, too, will have a strong emotional connection.”
He cast Vetri because he is one actor who chooses unique scripts. Shivani will be seen in the role of a hairstylist. The romance will be crucial to the plot, says the filmmaker. Along with Vetri and Shivani Narayanan, prominent actors like Mansoor Ali Khan, Santhana Bharathi, Rajkumar, George, Deepa, Ponnambalam, Seshu and Kalki, among others, are part of the star cast.
Shivani started her career as an actress in Vijay TV’s Pagal Nilavu in 2016, at the age of 15. She rose to fame with her performance along with her co-actor Azeem. She was in the serial for 3 years after which she played guest roles in a few serials. She replaced Iraa Agarwal in a serial called Kadaikutty Singam, where she again acted along with Azeem. In 2018, she also became a participant of the Jodi Number One Fun Unlimited reality show on Vijay TV, along with Azeem. They became the third runner-up in the show.
Shivani moved to Zee Tamil for a show called Rettai Roja where she played a double role. She has now been replaced by Chandini Tamilarasan. Her main claim to fame came from BiggBoss Season 4 Tamil, where she was a contestant until almost the end of the show. She became famous because of the controversial friendship she has with Balaji Murugadoss inside the house. Now, she is a part of BB Jodigal, which is a reality dance show on the same channel. Shivani is known for her daily Instagram posts which led her to an increased follower count. She currently has a fanbase of 2.8 million followers on Instagram alone. She receives more likes on her dance posts than most actresses. While most fans appreciate her good looks and dressing sense, she also gets body shamed and trolled on social media. She has received a lot of backlash and hates comments for her revealing pictures on Instagram.