If there's one actor who can play any character, it has to be Vijay Sethupathi. The actor is basking in the success of Vikram Vedha, in which he played a gangster and shared screen space with R. Madhavan.
Having already played a 50-something character in his home production Orange Mittai, he is currently shooting for a film called 96 which features him in the role of a 96-year-old man.
The project is currently on the floors in Puducherry and also stars Trisha.
The film is being directed by Prem Kumar, and Vijay Sethupathi jumped at the opportunity to play the character in the film.
According to a source from the film's unit, Vijay really liked the story and felt his character is very important for the story. He reportedly didn't even think twice about playing a really old character.
The makers are secretly guarding his look and plan to give the audiences a glimpse of it very soon. The film also stars Kaali Venkat, Aadukalam Murugadoss and over 300 junior artistes who are currently part of the Puducherry schedule where huge sets have been erected.
The film marks the first time collaboration of Vijay Sethupathi and Trisha, and it's rumoured that both of them play school as well college students. In the film, Vijay will also be seen playing a 16-year-old and 26-year-old. It's a coming-of-age story of the three phases in the life of his character.
(Content provided by Digital Native)