Director Venkat Prabhu, who is busy with the upcoming political drama Maanadu, recently posted a picture with Ajith Kumar which went viral. It lead fans to believe that Mankatha 2 with the actor might be on cards.
Ajith, director Siva and the Viswasam team celebrated 50 successful days of the film this week. Following the trending topic on social media, director Venkat Prabhu shared a picture with Ajith saying, “And this happened…….. good night,” leading to the buzz.
And this happened……… gd nt pic.twitter.com/vu6chRWSTF
— venkat prabhu (@vp_offl) February 28, 2019
The director has not responded to the fans, leaving people wondering if it was a casual meeting or he was hinting that they would soon join hands for a project.
Here are some reactions from the fans of Ajith.
— Ajith Trends Designs™ (@AjithDesignss) March 1, 2019
#தல60 மிரட்டுறோம் ?
— அஜித்தியன் தர்மா (@DharmaThalaTwit) March 1, 2019
Kola massu??? pic.twitter.com/Z0jx8X6Wdm
— Maddy Mohan (@MaddyMohan16) February 28, 2019
Venkat Prabhu’s Maanadu stars Simbu in the lead. The film is rumoured to have actor Jai in a cameo role, with Raashi Khanna or Keerthy Suresh playing the female lead. Arjun Sarja might star as the antagonist. There has been no confirmation regarding these speculations.
A spokesperson for the director told Silverscreen, “As of now the director is busy with the releases of RK Nagar and Party. So work on Maanadu’s production has not proceeded any further. Any update on this film will happen only after the release of Venkat Prabhu’s other films that have been scheduled.”
Ajith Kumar is busy shooting for Thala 59, the official Tamil remake of the Hindi film Pink, directed by H Vinoth of Sathuranga Vettai fame. The film has Shraddha Srinath and Vidya Balan in the lead. Adhik Ravichandran, Arjun Chidambaram, Abhirami Venkatachalam, Andrea Tariang, Aswin Rao and Sujith Shankar have pivotal roles. Music is by Yuvan Shankar Raja. The film is produced by Boney Kapoor under his home banner Bayview Projects LLP.