Industry grapevine is that director Siva is trying hard to convince Anirudh to come on board.

Anirudh Ravichander could replace Yuvan Shankar Raja in Thala 58Digital Native
Flix Entertainment Wednesday, January 03, 2018 - 17:26

Thala Ajith and director Siva are set to reunite for the fourth time and the yet-untitled project is slated to go on the floors from next month. They’ve said to have reunited on a rural-based script and it is rumoured to be the sequel to Veeram, which was a runaway hit.

While the cast and crew are yet to be locked for Thala 58, it has been learnt that composer Yuvan Shankar Raja has been brought on board. Last seen working with Ajith in Aarrambam, this reunion with Yuvan has sent fans into a tizzy. It was subsequently confirmed by the makers, but they might change their decision as Siva is not too keen with the new combination as he’s more comfortable with Anirudh Ravichander, with whom he has delivered two blockbusters Vedalam and Vivegam. Industry grapevine is that Siva is trying hard to convince Anirudh to come on board but he has already committed himself to NTR’s next Telugu outing with Trivikram.

This is the first time Siva will join hands with Yuvan Shankar Raja, who has also worked with Ajith in hit films such as Dheena and Billa. The new project 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 next film 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.

There were also rumours that Ajith might team up with Vikram Vedha director duo Pushkar-Gayatri next. However, director Pushkar clarified that they’re still scripting their next project and were pleasantly surprised to hear about rumours about their collaboration with Ajith. Though they denied the reports, he also said that nobody would miss an opportunity to work with Ajith. It has to be seen if Siva and Ajith can bounce back strongly from the failure of Vivegam, in which the latter played an Interpol agent and was paired with Kajal Aggarwal.

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