Ajay Gnanamuthu, director of the recently released psychological thriller Imaikka Nodigal, may cast actor Vikram in the lead for his next film, say reports.
Director Ajay spoke to Silverscreen and said, “Nothing has been confirmed yet. We have just planned to cast Vikram sir, and talks are going on. Hopefully, it will be announced officially by the end of this month or in the first week of January.”
This is the director’s third film after Demonte Colony (2015) and Imaikka Nodigal (August, 2018). If Vikram signs up for the film, it will be his first with the director.
Vikram’s latest film was Saamy Square, by director Hari. It released this September and was a sequel to the 2003 film Saamy. His film Dhruva Natchathiram by director Gautham Menon, starring Simran, Parthiban and Aishwarya Rajesh and others, currently awaits its release after being delayed because of financial issues.
The actor is currently working on the action thriller Kadaram Kondan, by director Rajesh Selva. The team recently finished their one month-long shoot in Malaysia. The film is being produced by Kamal Hassan under Raaj Kamal Films International, and stars Akshara Haasan as the female lead. Akshara was last seen in Ajith’s 2017 film Vivegam. Her debut was with actors Dhanush and Amitabh Bachchan in the 2015 film Shamitabh.
Vikram’s other upcoming film is Malayalam director RS Vimal’s Mahavir Karna. The film is being produced by the New York based production house United Film Kingdom. It was supposed to be made only in Malayalam but it grew into a Rs 300 crore project, and will now be shot in Hindi and released in 32 languages.
According to speculations, director Mani Ratnam’s next film Ponniyin Selvan, after his multi-starrer gangster drama Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, will star Vikram in the lead. There is no official confirmation on this yet.