Vijay and director Atlee, who had previously delivered two blockbusters in the form of Theri and Mersal, have joined hands for the third time for Bigil. The film, being produced by AGS Entertainment, was officially launched last November and is slated to hit the screens for this Diwali.
Initially, it was reported that Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be featuring in an extended cameo in the film. Recently there were rumors going around that Shah Rukh Khan will shake a leg along with Vijay for a song. Refuting the rumors, sources from the film's camp told TNM that there are no such plans of roping in Shah Rukh Khan.
Tipped to be a sports drama featuring Vijay in a dual avatar, the makers had built a massive football stadium on a budget of Rs 6 crores. The predominant portion of the film was shot in this set.
Recently popular Tamil distributor and producer Screen Scene entertainments acquired the Tamil theatrical right of the film for a whopping price. The overseas rights of the film have been bagged by United India Exporters and X Gen Studio jointly, once again for a huge price.
There are also unconfirmed reports that Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar is in talks to acquire the Hindi remake rights of the film. Reports are that the pre-release business of the film will touch a benchmark price of Rs 220 crores.
The film which also stars Nayanthara, Jackie Shroff, Kathir, Yogi Babu and Vivek in crucial roles has music by AR Rahman. This film marks the third consecutive collaboration of AR Rahman and Vijay after Mersal and Sarkar. Itâ€™s worth mentioning that AGS Entertainment had said in a statement that the film will be a pucca mass entertainer and will deal with a genre that will be first-of-its-kind for Vijay.
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