The actor will initially help MIT students build an advanced Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for a global competition.

Ajith joins hands with MIT on drone missionDigital Native
Flix Kollywood Friday, May 04, 2018 - 16:24

Actor Ajith Kumar, who is all set to commence work on his next film Viswasam in the coming week, has been appointed a Drone Consultant for the Madras Institute of Technology (MIT). As the ‘Helicopter Test Pilot and UAV System Adviser’ Ajith will first help MIT students build an advanced Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for a global challenge.

The students are developing a UAV system that will help in medical care and emergencies for the Medical Express-2018 UAV Challenge, whose final round will be held at Queensland, Australia in September 2018.

According to a report in The Hindu, the actor had developed interest in aero-modelling from a very young age. Despite choosing acting as his career, he nurtured his passion for building remote-controlled vehicles. Ajith will receive a salary of Rs 1,000 per visit, which he has pledged for the education of MIT’s poorer students.

Meanwhile, the shoot for Viswasam will begin in a specially erected set in Hyderabad’s Ramoji Film City. The project, to be bankrolled by Satyajothi Films, will be directed by Siva, who is known for helming Veeram, Vedalam and Vivegam. Nayanthara, last seen in Sivakarthikeyan’s Velaikkaran, has been finalised as the leading lady. The project marks the fourth consecutive collaboration between Ajith and Siva. Ajith, who popularised the salt-and-pepper look in his last three outings, will supposedly dye his hair black and sport a new look for the film. In a first time collaboration, D Imman has been finalised to compose the music.

The rest of the cast and crew is yet unknown; however, it is rumoured that Shraddha Srinath has bagged an important role. Viswasam will be made on a much lesser budget than Vivegam, which was a whopping Rs 120 crore action spectacle. The project is gearing up for a Deepavali 2018 release and it is believed that it will clash with the Vijay-Murugadoss film and Suriya’s next film with director Selvaraghavan at the box office. If the three projects make it for Deepavali, it’ll be the biggest clash the industry has ever witnessed.

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