Actor Ajith Kumarâ€™s 57th film, which fans have taken to calling Thala 57 on social media, was finally launched in Chennai on Wednesday with a traditional pooja ceremony.
Tipped to be a spy thriller, the project marks Ajithâ€™s third collaboration with director Siva after â€śVeeramâ€ť and â€śVedalamâ€ť. The project was launched at a Saibaba temple in the city, in an event attended by the entire technical crew, including composer Anirudh Ravichander.
The film is set to commence with its regular shooting schedule later in July or early in August. According to sources, the first schedule will be shot in Bulgaria, comprising an action sequence and some pivotal portions of the film.
However, the film, produced by Satyajothi Films, does not yet have a woman protagonist. Anushka Shetty and Ileana are said to be the strongest contenders for the role.
(With inputs from Digital Native)