The heroine for Ajith's next film with director Siva has been finalised at last. Nayanthara will play the woman lead in Viswasam. Names like Shraddha Srinath and Anushka Shetty were doing the rounds till it was revealed on Monday that Nayanthara has bagged the role.
Viswasam is Ajith's fourth film with Siva after Veeram, Vedalam, and Vivegam. The 2017 film Vivegam, which also starred Kajal Aggarwal and Akshara Haasan, opened to great expectations but did not do so well at the box-office. A revenge thriller, Vivegam was set in East Europe but the poor script and screenplay proved to be the film's undoing.
Following this, many expected that Ajith would take a break from working with Siva and do another director's film. However, the announcement that the two of them would work together again was made soon after the release of Vivegam.
The makers have been tight-lipped about Viswasam so far. Though Yuvan Shankar Raja has been signed to do the music for the film, it is rumoured that he might be replaced by Anirudh Ravichander.
Meanwhile, it was also announced on Monday that Nayanthara would play the lead role in director Sarjun's next film, produced by KJR Studios. The film is supposedly a horror thriller. Nayanthara has had success with the genre previously, with Maya and Dora. The actor is looking to do films which center around her character even as she continues to do mainstream films like Viswasam.