Vijay Sethupathi, who was recently seen playing a trans woman character in Super Deluxe, is all set to reunite with director SP Jananthan for a new untitled project which will be bankrolled by Arumuga Kumar, who had produced Sethupathiâ€™s Oru Nalla Naal Paathu Solren.
The project is currently in pre-production stage and it has been confirmed that Jagapathi Babu has been roped in to play the antagonist. Sethupathi and Jananathan had previously worked together in Purampoku, which also starred Arya as one of the leads.
According to the grapevine, Shruti Haasan is most likely to team up with Sethupathi for the first time in this project. Apparently, Shruti has already been approached and she has given her consent. The team is in the process of making an official announcement very soon.
Last seen in Suriyaâ€™s Singam 3, Shruti hasnâ€™t signed any Tamil projects for over a year now. She had recently signed a Hindi film with actor-filmmaker Mahesh Manjrekar. This film with Vijay Sethupathi could be her much needed comeback in Tamil after struggling to make an impact with her last few outings.
Meanwhile, Sethupathi has just wrapped up shooting for Sindhubaadh with Pannaiyarum Padminiyum and Sethupathi director Arun Kumar. Having completed the first schedule of the film in Tenkasi, the team recently wrapped up their final schedule in Thailand where they shot for over a month.
Sethupathi further has a project with Seenu Ramaswamy in his kitty. He is also simultaneously shooting for his next project with director Vijay Chandar, best known for directing Sketch. Raashi Khanna pairs with Sethupathi in this project. It may be noted here that Vijay Sethupathiâ€™s last outing before Super Deluxe was with the Rajinikanth starrer Petta. Directed by Karthik Subbaraj, the film had Vijay Sethupathi playing an important role and it was for the first time that he had shared screen space with Rajinikanth.
Vijay Sethupathi is set to make his debut as a writer for an upcoming Tamil sports film starring Vishnu Vishal and Vikranth. He is also making his acting debut in the Malayalam film industry with Mathai Marconi in which he shares screen space with Jayaram.
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