Although there is nothing new about producers turning directors, this has been on a rise of late. Almost all our successful directors have turned producers and they are making successful movies with their banners too.
Shankar is one of the pioneers to start off with a production company, titled S pictures. It's learnt that his next will be a Vikram starrer, produced for his own company.
Thanga Meengal is an upcoming movie produced by Gautham Menon's Photon Kathas and directed by Ram, who earlier directed the critically acclaimed Katradu Tamizh.
Mani Ratnam is self-producing his Kadal with his Madras Talkies production company.
Sasikumar's Company productions 3rd film, Sundara Pandiyan, will have Sasi donning the hero's role.
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