'Chiyaan' Vikram has started shooting for director Ajay Gnanamuthu's yet-untitled film which is tentatively titled Vikram 58. The film went on floors recently in Chennai and then moved to Alleppey where a grand song sequence was canned with Vikram sporting long hair look for the sequence.
Now, there are reports suggesting that the film has been titled Amar. However, an official confirmation regarding the title is yet to be made.
The project marks the first time collaboration between Vikram and Ajay. The director is best known for helming Demonte Colony and last year’s Imaikkaa Nodigal starring Nayanthara.
It is rumored that Vikram might be seen sporting 25 different looks in this film. The first look poster, which was released in June, features what appears to be Vikram in multiple avatars. There are rumors that Vikram might be seen playing a photographer in the film which will be an out-and-out action-thriller.
To be produced 7 Screen Studio in association with Viacom 18 Studios, the film is expected to hit the screens by April 2020 and will be a Pan-Indian project catering to the Tamil, Hindi and Telugu audience. The film also stars Srinidhi Shetty of KGF fame.
Cricketer Irfan Pathan will be making his acting debut with this flick and director KS Ravikumar was also recently roped in.
There are also reports that actor Teejay, who played the roles of Dhanush's elder son in Asuran directed by Vetrimaaran has been roped in to play a pivotal role. It has not been confirmed yet. The film will have music by AR Rahman and Sivakumar Vijayan will be responsible for cinematography.
Last seen in Kadaram Kondan, directed by Rajesh M Selva and bankrolled by Kamal Hassan's Raaj Kamal International, Vikram will soon be shifting his focus to Mani Ratnam’s film next. This is an ambitious project inspired by the classic novel Ponniyin Selvan.
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