Hansika Motwani is the front-runner to play the lead role in Ajith 56. The film will be directed by Siva, who was at the helm of this year’s Pongal release – Veeram. Actresses Vidya Balan and Samantha Ruth Prabhu were also rumoured to have been in the running to play Ajith’s love interest in the film, but have repeatedly denied these claims. Shruti Haasan is also rumoured to be under consideration for the role, but we hear that the film’s team is leaning towards signing on Hansika.
The technical team from Veeram – music composer Devi Sri Prasad, cinematographer Vetri and stunt Silva are expected to be a part of Ajith 56 as well. Santhanam, who has now moved on to doing lead roles in films, has agreed to play Ajith’s sidekick in the yet-untitled flick. We hear that the film will go on floors this December.