The team of Sivakarthikeyan, Nayanthara and Fahadh Faasil for its upcoming starrer Velaikkaran, which is one of the biggest releases of this year, has completed its shoot after canning the last song over the weekend in Rajasthan. Except for some patchwork, the rest of the talkie portion has been completed and the film is on track for a Christmas release. Having completed shooting the duet number, choreographed by Brinda master, the entire team visited the popular Ajmer dargah and sought blessings. Pictures from their visit were circulated on social media on Monday.
Directed by Mohan Raja, best known for Thani Oruvan, the film is said to shine the light on the food adulteration business and how a common man stands up against the scam. The film also stars Fahadh Faasil, Nayanthara and Sneha in crucial roles. Apparently, this is the first time Nayanthara, mostly known for working with leading stars, has teamed up with Sivakarthikeyan, who is fast rising to the top with five back-to-back blockbusters. In the film, it is said that there are many shades to the bond of Fahadh and Sivakarthikeyan, who are rumoured to be friends-turned-foes.
According to director Mohan, he wanted a next-gen actor for the antagonistâ€™s role. In his interview to Times of India, he had said, â€śFahadh is one of the very few actors in India who has been doing all kinds of challenging roles and bringing him on board helped me to create a new, evolved antagonist." He also confirmed that unlike his last film Thani Oruvan, where the hero and villain hardly share screen space, this time both Siva and Fahadh will appear throughout the film. â€śThere are different shades to their relationship. It begins as a friendship; there is also a guru-shishya element and it also has a clash of personalities,â€ť he said.
Fahadh is making his Tamil debut with this project and Mohan Raja believes he will leave a lasting impact with his role. After the runaway success of Remo for Siva and the critical and commercial acclaim for Mohanâ€™s Thani Oruvan, all eyes are on Velaikkaran as it needs to be seen if they can continue their winning streak.