Actor Vijay, last seen playing a "corporate monster" in AR Murugadoss’s Sarkar, is all set to essay the role of a coach in his next outing with Atlee. The film, to be produced by AGS Entertainment, was officially launched in November in Chennai.
The film had a soft launch in the presence of Vijay, Atlee and the makers of the film and it is believed that the regular shooting will commence from later this month. It has also been confirmed that the film will hit the screens for Deepavali next year.
The project marks the third consecutive collaboration of AR Rahman and Vijay after Mersal and Sarkar. It has already been confirmed that Nayanthara has been signed as the leading lady.
Over the last few weeks, reports have been making the rounds that Vijay will undergo special physical training to play the role of a coach. Some reports claim that he plays the coach of a women’s soccer team and the makers have finalised 16 woman actors.
Vijay is said to be closely working with a team of professionals to train for his role. He’s expected to shed some weight to get under the skin of the character, which will be a first time for him in his career.
The makers were recently in Los Angeles, scouting for locations. Rumours have already started to make the rounds that some portion of the film, tipped to be a sports drama, will be shot in the US.
The makers are yet to reveal the complete cast list. However, if the industry grapevine is anything to go by, well-known comedians Yogi Babu and Vivek have landed key roles in the project.
If Yogi Babu is indeed part of the project, it will be his third consecutive film with Vijay after Mersal and Sarkar. According to a statement released by AGS Entertainment at the time of the project announcement, the film will be a pucca mass entertainer and will deal with a genre that will be first-of-its-kind for Vijay.
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