Vijay Sethupathi is all set to make his debut as a writer for an upcoming Tamil sports film starring Vishnu Vishal and Vikranth, who are joining hands for the first time. It was revealed a few months ago that Vikranth will soon do a film with his brother Sanjeev, who had earlier directed the action-thriller Thakka Thakka, directing it.
Unfortunately, this project got shelved for reasons unknown but the brothers are reuniting for a new project which will also star Vishnu Vishal and will feature screenplay by Vijay Sethupathi.
Talking about the project, Vikranth told Cinema Express: “It will be a raw sports film, set against a unique backdrop. Both Vishnu Vishal and I have powerful characters in it. The fact that Vijay Sethupathi agreed to work on the screenplay speaks about the subject's potential. An official announcement, along with the first look, will be out soon."
Vikranth and Vishnu have been the thickest of friends for a very long time and both of them are thrilled to come together for this yet-untitled film which will go on the floors in a few months.
Apparently, Sanjeev is a dear friend of Vijay Sethupathi and when he approached him with a role in the project, Sethupathi offered to extend support in writing the screenplay. Last seen playing a crucial role in superstar Rajinikanth’s Petta, the star currently awaits the release of Thiagarajan Kumararaja’s Super Deluxe, in which he plays a transwoman.
Vijay Sethupathi is also all set to make his acting debut in the Malayalam film industry with Mathai Marconi in which he shares the screen space with Jayaram. The actor is also making his debut in the Telugu film industry with Chiru’s film Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy. It is the biopic on the legendary freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy and Chiru plays the title role in it.
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