It was reported in these columns a few days back that Vishal would clash with Vijay at the box-office during next year’s Pongal. It now appears that comedian-turned-hero Santhanam might join them to vie for Pongal honours!
Santhanam decided early this year that he would only play lead roles in films and won’t play sidekick to the heroes, like he had done in several films in the past. Now that he has tasted success as hero in a couple of films, he now wants to test his ‘stardom’ by releasing his films on days when films of leading heroes release.
His upcoming film Server Sundaram, which pits him opposite newcomer Vaibhavi Shandilya, is scheduled to release on Pongal in January when Vishal’s much-delayed Kathi Sandai and Vijay’s Bairava are to release. Anand Balki has directed the Santhanam-starrer which has music by Santhosh Narayanan.
Vijay has some serious issues to contend with, it seems. Earlier, it was to be the solo release on Pongal. However, with Vishal and Santhanam’s films entering the fray, it may not be a cakewalk now for Vijay at the box-office!