It was not long ago that reports emerged that Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru director H. Vinoth may team up with Thala Ajith after Viswasam. Even as these reports remain yet unconfirmed, fresh rumours have started to make rounds that Prabhudeva may direct Ajith’s next project. Apparently, Prabhudeva is rumoured to direct Ajith for producer Kotapadi Rajesh, who bankrolled the former’s latest release Gulebaghavali, which hit the screens earlier this year for Pongal. However, sources close to Rajesh have denied any such development as of now.
Meanwhile, Ajith is gearing up for the shoot of Viswasam, expected to roll from March 23 in Hyderabad. The shoot will begin in a specially erected set in Hyderabad’s Ramoji Film City. The project, to be bankrolled by Satyajothi Films, will be directed by Siva, who is known for helming Veeram, Vedalam and Vivegam. Nayanthara, last seen in Sivakarthikeyan’s Velaikkaran, has been finalised as the leading lady. The project marks the fourth consecutive time 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 yet 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 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.
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