Ajith leaves for Hyderabad to join 'Viswasam' shoot
After the debacle of Vivegam, Ajith has pinned high hopes on Viswasam, which was officially launched earlier this year. The project was supposed to go on the floors last month; however, it had to be postponed due to the Kollywood strike, courtesy a stand-off between Tamil Film Producers Council and Digital Service Providers. On Sunday, Ajith left for Hyderabad to join the sets of the project which is expected to start rolling from Monday. According to reliable sources, the shoot will begin in a specially erected set in Hyderabad’s Ramoji Film City.
Music director SS Thaman who flew on the same flight that Ajith did, took to his Twitter space to share this excitement.
It was after composer Thaman shared pictures of Ajith from his flight to Hyderabad on Sunday night, did the rumours about Viswasam finally going on the floors from May 7th were taken seriously. The project, to be bankrolled by Satyajothi Films, features Nayanthara as the leading lady. The project marks the fourth consecutive time collaboration of Ajith and Siva. Ajith, who popularised the salt-and-pepper look in his last three outings, will dye his hair black and sport a new look for the film. In a first-time collaboration, D. Imman has been finalised to compose music. He recently revealed that he’s thrilled to be part of the project.
The rest of the cast and crew is yet unknown; however, it is rumoured that Shraddha Srinath might have 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 Diwali 2018 release and it is believed to clash with Vijay-Murugadoss film and Suriya’s NGK with director Selvaraghavan at the box-office. If the three projects make it for Diwali, it’ll be the biggest clash the industry would have ever witnessed.
If Viswasam doesn’t make it to the screens this Diwali, then it will be a Pongal 2019 release. Unlike Suriya’s NGK and Vijay’s Thalapathy 62, which have already shot some portion of the film, Viswasam is all set to start afresh from May 5 and it’s likely to take longer time than expected to be completed and released for Diwali.
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