Director Shankar is reportedly preparing for his next film which will be with Chiyaan Vikram. There was much speculation about who the heroine would be with Bollywood names being tossed around. Finally, it seems that Samantha has become the chosen one. The actor is currently on a roll with the tri –lingual Neethane Enn Ponvasantham (NEP) directed by Gautham Menon and Kadal with Mani Ratnam already in her kitty. But the buzz is that she may not be the solo heroine of Shankar’s film and another Bollywood beauty maybe roped in. PC Sreeram is handling the camera while AR Rahman is doing the music.