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After Viswasam, Ajith is expected to join hands with Prabhudheva?

Prabhudheva is currently shooting for Charlie Chaplin 2, a Tamil comedy with director Sakthi Chidambaram, while Ajith is working on a film with director Siva.

regional movies Updated: Mar 07, 2018 13:10 IST
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Hindustan Times, Chennnai
Ajith is currently busy with a new film, directed by Siva.

The principal shooting of Ajith’s Viswasam is expected to finally commence from March 23 in Hyderabad. As the makers are gearing up for full-fledged shoot, reports have emerged that Ajith might team up with actor-filmmaker Prabhudheva for his next project. Rumours have been doing the rounds Prabhudheva will direct Ajith next for producer Kotapadi Rajesh, whose recent production venture was Gulebaghavali, which featured Prabhudheva in the titular role. However, sources close to Rajesh have denied the reports and added that nothing is planned as of now, without denying a future collaboration.

Prabhudheva is currently shooting for Charlie Chaplin 2, a Tamil comedy with director Sakthi Chidambaram. His next Tamil release will be Karthik Subbaraj’s silent thriller Mercury. Interestingly, Prabhudeva plays the antagonist in Mercury, slated for April 13 release. He also has a danced-based film called Lakshmi, in AL Vijay’s direction, gearing up for release. On the directorial front, his next project is Salman Khan starrer Dabangg 3, which is expected to kick-off from April or May. Last year, Prabhudheva announced a multi-starrer project called Karuppu Raja Vela Raja, which would mark his return to direction in Tamil filmdom after a long hiatus. For various reasons unknown, the project never took off.

Meanwhile, Viswasam marks the fourth consecutive collaboration of Ajith and director Siva. While many believed that after the debacle of Vivegam, Ajith and Siva might take a break and work on a different combination. However, they’ve reunited to bounce back strongly following the failure of Vivegam. Apparently, Ajith insisted that Siva works with him again on a rural-based script and it’ll feature Ajith in a brand new avatar. It is believed that Ajith will dye his hair black and sport a new look for the film and his new look has already leaked online. D Imman, who will be joining hands for the first time with Ajith, has been finalised to compose music. Nayanthara has been roped in to play the leading lady.

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First Published: Mar 07, 2018 13:09 IST