Actor Gouri G Kishan, who played the teenage version of Trisha in Tamil romantic drama 96, has been roped in for Vijay's Thalapathy 64. According to sources, Gouri would be seen playing a college student in the film. It may be noted that recently the makers roped in Andrea and web series Aaha Kalyanam fame Brigida.
The film marks the first-time collaboration of actor Vijay and director Lokesh Kanagaraj, who rose to fame with Maanagaram and currently enjoying the success of his recent release Kaithi starring Karthi. The shooting of the film is currently happening in the National Capital Delhi despite heavy smog and air pollution. According to sources, the shooting is happening in a private educational institution where a major portion is to be covered during this schedule.
Tipped to be a gangster drama and said to be a very dark role for Vijay, the yet-untitled project stars Vijay Sethupathi as the antagonist and Malavika Mohanan, last seen playing a key role in Karthik Subbaraj’s Petta, has been signed as the leading lady. There are rumors that the film will feature Vijay in the role of a college professor with a violent past. The film will be predominantly shot against a college backdrop. It’ll be the first time Vijay will be seen playing a professor.
Produced by Xavier Britto of XB Film Creators, makers are planning to release the film by April 2020. The film, which will have music by Anirudh Ravichander, also stars Antony Varghese and Shanthanu Bhagyaraj in key roles. Sathyan Sooryan will crank the camera while Philomin Raj will take care of editing.
Vijay's recent release Bigil with director Atlee is enjoying a successful run at the box office. The film has breached Rs 100 crore mark in Tamil Nadu, with Chennai's contribution of Rs 10 crore alone. Bankrolled by AGS Entertainment the film also stars Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Yogi Babu and Vivek in crucial roles and has music by Oscar Winner AR Rahman.
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