Filmmaker AL Vijay‚Äôs next film will again be with Prabhudeva, with whom he had worked in 2016's hit Devi and upcoming dance-based drama Lakshmi. Rumours about Devi sequel have been making the rounds since last year and it looks like both Vijay and Prabhudeva are serious about working on the project.
It is however yet unknown whether Tamannaah Bhatia, who played the lead in the first part, has given her nod for the sequel yet. In the first film, Tamannaah played a simple village girl married to Prabhudeva in the first part. A ghost of an aspiring actress enters her body and uses the opportunity to realize her life's big dream of donning the greasepaint. If everything goes as planned, the sequel should go on the floors early next year.
Currently awaiting the release of Lakshmi, reliable sources has confirmed that Vijay also has plans to revive the dropped remake of Malayalam film Charlie soon. R Madhavan was originally signed for the project; however, he opted out of the project for reasons yet unknown.
Lakshmi is gearing up for release soon and is touted to be a dance film, particularly for children. It features Ditya Bhande, the winner for a reality dance show on TV in the title role. Two other dancers Akshat Singh and Jeet Das also play pivotal roles in the film.
While Prabhudeva, Aishwarya Rajesh and Kovai Sarala play the central characters in the film, those in the supporting roles include Karunakaran, Salman Yusuff Khan, Chaams, Akshat Singh, Jeet Das and Sam Paul. The film has music by CS Sam of Vikram Vedha fame. Nirav Shah has cranked the camera for the project, which is expected to hit the screens soon.
Vijay‚Äôs last release was Karu, a paranormal thriller which touched upon the sensitive topic of abortion. The film, which was received with a lukewarm response at the box-office, marked the Tamil debut of Sai Pallavi who also dubbed for the film.
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