Music director-turned-hero Vijay Antony, who has been getting his films released at frequent intervals, is doing something which most frontline heroes have attempted successfully: playing dual roles.
Vijay Antony, who starred in last year’s super-duper hit film Pichchaikkaran, has been starring in back-to-back films, taking care to score music only in those films which have him in the lead. Pichaikkaran, in fact, rocked in Andhra Pradesh and Telengana when released in its Telugu-dubbed version, thus giving Vijay Antony his first inter-State hit film.
He has three films on his hands in the form of Annadurai, Mupparimanam (guest appearance) and Kaali out of which Annadurai is likely to release first. Crew members say that Vijay plays the characters named ‘Anna’ and ‘Durai’ in the film, thus joining a select band of actors in Kollywood who have essayed dual or more roles in a film.
It is also reported that Vijay Antony has agreed to play the lead role in actor-director Seeman’s Pagalavan whose shoot might commence after he wraps up the shoot of Annadurai. It may be recalled that Seeman first offered Pagalavan to Vijay a few years back but the project didn’t take off for a variety of reasons.