Meanwhile, ‘Thalapathy 65’ is speculated to reunite Vijay with director Shankar who worked with him in ‘Nanban’
Even as expectations continue to mount over Bigil, the film directed by Atlee that stars Vijay (popularly referred to by his fans as Thalapathy) in the lead, here’s some more news for the star’s fans.
Actor Jayam Ravi, who has a film ‘Comali’ up for release on Independence Day, has confirmed that his brother, director Mohan Raja, is in talks with Vijay over doing a film. Mohan Raja himself had stated earlier that he would like to work with Thalapathy Vijay again, after doing so once before in Velayudham.
“They’re very much in talks, definitely. They’re like friends. Vijay anna is interested in working with my brother, and likewise for Raja as well. They regularly catch up and talk on the phone. Ethaavathu nallatha iruntha pannuvom nu pesittu than irukaanga (They keep talking that they will come together if any good script comes up),” Jayam Ravi told The Hindu.
The actor also confirmed that the film with Vijay is likely to happen only after Thani Oruvan 2 is done. While much anticipated, filming the sequel to Ravi and Mohan Raja’s successful venture from 2015 has been delayed due to the actor’s prior commitments. Thani Oruvan 2 was to be the actor’s 25th film. However, it will now be the Lakshman-directorial that Ravi is filming for in Pollachi at the moment, which will be his 25th movie.
“My prior commitments will keep me busy until middle of next year. After that, we will start production on Thani Oruvan 2,” said Ravi.
So, any collaboration between Mohan Raja and Thalapathy Vijay is unlikely to happen before 2022 because Vijay is also busy with two projects in hand. Following Bigil, which is bankrolled by AGS Entertainment, the star is set to start work on Thalapathy 64, produced by Xavier Britto’s BV Combines and directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj of Maanagaram fame. Kanagaraj is currently busy filming Karthi’s Kaithi. Anirudh Ravichander has already been roped in to compose music for the project, although an official confirmation has yet to come.
Before the film with Mohan Raja, Vijay is also speculated to reunite with director S Shankar for Thalapathy 65, who made Nanban (2012) — the Tamil remake of Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots — with the star. Shankar is currently busy filming the sequel to his 1996 film, Indian, starring Kamal Haasan.