Abhay Deol plays a king in his Tamil debut film Idhu Vedalam Sollum Kathai
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Abhay Deol plays a king in his Tamil debut film Idhu Vedalam Sollum Kathai

Abhay Deol’s debut Tamil film Idhu Vedalam Sollum Kathai will see him play a royal (King Vikramadityan) and it is full-fledged role.

regional movies Updated: Jun 03, 2017 12:20 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Sandeep Acharya
Hindustan Times, Chennai
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Abhay Deol will make his Tamil debut in Idhu Vedalam Sollum Kathai.

Last seen in Happy Bhag Jayegi in 2016, Abhay Deol is currently shooting for his Tamil debut film Idhu Vedalam Sollum Kathai. While it was reported earlier that Abhay plays a cameo, the film’s director Rathindran Prasad says otherwise. In fact, he has said that the Bollywood actor will be seen in a full-fledged role around which the entire story revolves.

“Abhay is not playing a cameo. His role is very crucial to the script and he is essaying King Vikramadityan in IVSK, which has a genre of fantasy elements, mixed into a road action thriller. He will be seen in the flashback portions which have a period setup,” director Prasad was quoted in an article by Deccan Chronicle. Prasad also confirmed that Abhay, quite impressed with the script, has also come on board as the film’s co-producer.

Talking about Abhay’s makeover for the king’s role, Prasad said, “Abhay has shed several kilos to get a toned look. I did some sketches for his royal looks and we did a test photo shoot with necessary detailing and chose one of them. Also, since he wanted to dub his own voice for the character, as the filming is being done in live sync sound, we sent our lyricist Veronica to teach him Tamil and the specific diction that is needed for his role.” The film stars Ashwin Kakumanu and Aishwarya Rajesh in the lead.

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First Published: Jun 03, 2017 12:20 IST