Vikram's Saamy Square, a sequel to his 2004 blockbuster Saamy, went on floors a few months ago. The project reunites Vikram with Hari after a long hiatus. Vikram returns as the foul-mouthed cop Aarusaamy in the sequel, which also features Keerthy Suresh in the leading role.
The film originally starred Trisha, who played Vikram's pair in the first part. However, in October last year, she revealed that she is no longer part of the project and that she opted out due to creative differences.
In a tweet, she confirmed her exit and wished the team good luck. Trishaâ€™s exit came as a shocker to the team which had to reschedule dates for the shoot. On Wednesday, the makers confirmed Aishwarya Rajesh has been roped in for a crucial role in the film. It is rumoured that Aishwarya has been brought in as a replacement for Trisha.
In a poster released on Wednesday, Aishwarya and Vikram are seen together as husband and wife. The makers have shot the film across various locations such as Delhi, Noida, Agra, Jaipur, Nainital and Kathmandu amongst other places.
Happy to announce that the most performing, promising, and the bussiest actress @aishu_dil joining #SaamySquare and shoot on progress #ChiyaanVikram #DirectorHari @ThisIsDSP @ShibuThameens #BobbySimha @SonyMusicSouth pic.twitter.com/wc5oy5eCD2â€” Saamy Square (@Saamy2movie) July 4, 2018
After impressing in negative roles in films such as Neram, Jigarthanda and Karuppan, Bobby Simhaa returns as the antagonist in Saamy Square. The makers recently revealed his looks from the film and it has been learned that he will be seen in three different avatars in the film. In one of the looks, he will be seen playing the older self of his own character.
If everything goes as planned, Saamy Square is most likely going to be Vikramâ€™s second release of the year after Sketch. Vikram is currently wrapping up the final schedule of Gautham Menonâ€™s Dhruva Natchathiram, in which he plays an international spy. Meanwhile, Vikram is soon expected to commence work on his next project in Kamal Haasanâ€™s production which will be directed by Rajesh M Selva.
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