Setting at rest rumours that not all is well between him and Vijay, actor-producer Vishal has said that given a choice, he would prefer directing a film which has Vijay in the lead than playing the lead role in a film directed by mega-director Shankar.
The print media in the State has been carrying reports that Vishal and Vijay are at ‘war’ with each other. Vishal’s Poojai released along with Vijay’s Kaththi late last year but managed to do well at the box-office. If Vijay’s upcoming Chimbu Deven film has been named as Puli, Vishal’s upcoming Suseenthiran-directed film opposite Kajal Aggarwal has been titled as Paayum Puli.
During a recent online-chat with his fans, Vishal was asked point-blank as to what he would choose: a chance to star in the lead role in a Shankar film or direct a Vijay-starrer? Pat came the reply from Vishal who said that thought it was a tough choice, he would surely prefer directing Vijay than playing the lead role in a Shankar film.
Vishal has also said that Vijay’s A.R. Murugadoss-directed Thuppakki has been one of his most favourite Tamil films. “If I’m to direct Vijay, I would also have chosen one such script,” he has said.