Atlee was initially an assistant to director Shankar. Then he directed a film titled Raja Rani which was produced by A R Murugadoss.
This film had Arya, Nayanthara, Jai and Nazriya in the cast. This film was a great hit. In a single film he became very popular. With confidence he started narrating stories to many leading actors. Now he has narrated a story to Vijay and got his nod.
Kalaipuli S Dhanu will be producing the film. The shooting of the film will commence once Vijay completes Maarisan. There was news that Nayanthara will pair with Vijay.
She had earlier paired with Vijay in Sivakasi and Villu. After her re-entry she had paired with leading actors like Ajith and Surya. Because of this, it was touted that she will pair with Vijay. Now it is understood that the heroine for Atlee’s film has not been finalized.