Maniratnam's next after 'Kaatru Veliyidai' will be a multi starrer movie Chekka Chivantha Vaanam. The movie star cast includes Simbu, Vijay Sethupathi, Aravindswami, Jyotika, Arun Vijay and Aishwarya Rajesh in the lead roles. Sreekar Prasad will be editing the movie, while Santhosh Sivan handles the camera and AR Rahman compose music for the movie.
The first look poster and title launched in February 9th, 2018. Chekka Chivantha Vaanam has been titled as Nawab for Telugu version. Talking about the movie, Aishwarya Rajesh said, "I'm thrilled. It's been my long time desire to work with Mani sir. I play one of the leads but I don't know with whom I will be paired yet."