Ajith’s 'Viswasam' most likely to go on the floors from May 5

The film is expected to be a Deepavali release.
Ajith’s 'Viswasam' most likely to go on the floors from May 5
Ajith’s 'Viswasam' most likely to go on the floors from May 5
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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.

It has been learnt from reliable sources, as Kollywood limps back to normalcy after 48 days of strike, that the shoot of Viswasam will commence on May 5. The shoot will begin in a specially erected set in Hyderabad’s Ramoji Film City.

The project, to be bankrolled by Satyajothi Films, features Nayanthara as the leading lady. The project marks the fourth consecutive 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 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 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 would have ever witnessed.

If Viswasam doesn’t make to the screens this Deepavali, then it will be a Pongal 2019 release. Unlike Suriya’s NGK and Vijay’s Thalapathy 62, which have already shot some portions of the film, Viswasam is all set to start from May 5. 

(Content provided by Digital Native)


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