Vijay Sethupathi has now become one of the most sought after stars of Tamil cinema after impressing audiences and critics alike in a variety of roles, especially in the last couple of years.
With half a dozen projects in different stages of production, he has signed a new project with Lalith Kumar of Seven Screen Studio, the Tamil Nadu distributor of 96. On the 100th day celebration of 96, Lalith announced his foray into production with Vijay Sethupathi starrer Thuglak, to be directed by debutant Delhi Prasad Deenadayalan.
Talking about the project, Prasad told Times of India: â€śI met Vijay Sethupathi sometime ago with this script. He really enjoyed the narration and agreed to do the film. It is a political subject, with elements of fantasy. He will play the role of a politician. It is an out-and-out mass subject, but a sensible film. The character has interesting shades. Sethupathiâ€™s role will also have an element of fantasy woven into it.â€ť He went on to add that the rest of the cast and crew are yet to be finalised.
Govinda Vasantha, who mesmerized everybody with his tunes in Prem Kumar directed 96, has been roped in to compose music for this project. Balaji Tharaneetharan, who had recently directed Vijay Sethupathi in Seethakathi, has been roped into pen dialogues.
Prasad is a former assistant of Tharaneetharan and 96 director Prem Kumar. Vijay, last seen playing a crucial role in superstar Rajinikanthâ€™s Petta, will be next seen playing a trans woman in Super Deluxe.
He is currently shooting for Sindhubaadh with Pannaiyarum Padminiyum and Sethupathi director Arun Kumar. He also has a project each with directors SP Jananthan and Vijay Chander.
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