Actor Vijay Sethupathi likes donning many hats. After turning producer with films such as Orange Mittai and Merku Thodarchi Malai, he is now trying his hand at writing dialogues and screenplay for an upcoming Tamil action flick featuring Vikranth in the lead. While the star has already penned dialogues for Orange Mittai, this will be his first outing as a screenplay writer. The yet-untitled film will be directed by Vikranth’s brother Sanjeev, who had earlier directed Thakka Thakka.
Talking about the experience of working with Vijay, Sanjeev said in a media statement: “I met Vijay Sethupathi sir a few years after I directed Thakka Thakka. He heard the gist of this story and suggested that it’d suit Vikranth. He voluntarily came forward to pen the dialogues and I was more than happy. I wasn’t sure if he’d be able to take out time from his busy schedule to write, but he kept his word and wrote whenever he got some spare time. He’d call me in between shots late in the night to discuss the story. Both Vikranth and I will be indebted to Vijay forever.”
Basking in the phenomenal success of 96, Vijay Sethupathi will next be seen playing a transgender person in Super Deluxe. He also has superstar Rajinikanth’s Petta, in which he plays the antagonist. Vijay is currently shooting for another untitled project with director Arun Kumar with whom he had earlier collaborated on Pannaiyarum Padminiyum and Sethupathi. Having completed the first schedule of the film in May in Tenkasi, the team has now commenced its latest schedule in Thailand where they’ll shoot for over a month. According to reliable sources from the film’s unit, the team will shoot two songs and a few scenes in Bangkok.
Amid all these projects, Vijay will be seen making his Kannada debut via the upcoming project Akhaada, which he had signed even before he rose to stardom. The project, for reasons unknown, has been on the floors for nearly four years. It has to be seen if Vijay will take out time to promote the film.
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