Reports say that Vijay, who has already started the shoot of his next untitled film directed by Chimbu Deven, would be donning the Khakhi uniform as he essays a cop’s role in his next film which would be directed by Atlee of Raja Rani fame.
Atlee, who looks boyish enough to pass off as a school student, surprised industry folks by debuting as director late last year with the Arya-Nayantara-Jai-Nazriya Nazim starrer Raja Rani which turned out to be a super-duper hit film. A year has gone since then and Atlee, who got married to actress Priya a few days back in Chennai, hasn’t started work on his second film.
It now turns out that he would be directing Vijay in his second film as director for which he is preparing a script now. Atlee, who assistaed director Shankar in films such as superstar Rajinikanth’s Enthiran: The Robot, reportedly got the offer to directo Vijay thanks to him being on friendly terms with Nayantara. Nayan, the comeback queen of Kollywood, is said to have convinced Vijay to star in Atlee’s film.
In order to reciprocate his gratitude to Nayantara for helping him to direct Vijay in his second film itself, Atlee has cast Nayan as the heroine opposite Vijay in his untitled film. G.V. Prakash would be scoring the music of the film which would be the 50th film in his career. The film, which is expected to go to the floors in January or February, would be hitting the screens in January, 2016.