Director Atlee, who shot to limelight with his debut flick Raja Rani, starring Arya and Nayanthara in the lead roles, then went on to direct Theri and Mersal with Vijay. Soon after his latest release Mersal, there were reports that the director would go on to direct Vijay again. But according to latest reports, Atlee’s film with Vijay may not commence anytime soon.
Further, there have been rumors of the director roping in the Baahubali star Prabhas for his next. Enquiries about his next revealed that Atlee is busy with the scripting work and will be completing it in a couple of months. He will be finalizing the hero for the film only after completing the scripting work.
Mersal, released for Diwali this year, was made on a budget of Rs. 120 crore and it collected over Rs. 250 crores worldwide. Incidentally, the film was co-written by KV Vijayendra Prasad, who had penned the story for the smash hit movie Baahubali: the Beginning and Baahubali: the Conclusion.
Produced by N. Ramasamy, Hema Rukmani, R. Mahendran and H. Murali under the banner Thenandal Studio Limited, Mersal starred a bevy of actors including Vijay, Samantha, Nithya Menon, S. J. Surya, Kajal Aggarwal, Vadivelu and Sathyaraj in pivotal roles. AR Rahman had composed music for this flick with GK Vishnu as its cinematographer and Ruben as its editor.
Vijay is currently busy with the AR Murugadoss directorial which has not been titled yet. The film is being bankrolled by Sun Pictures on a huge budget. It is believed that the project is being planned as a Diwali 2018 release. It might even come earlier if completed on time. Otherwise, the makers will look for a very good festival release date. Soon after wrapping up the current project.
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