Ajith’s Viswasam to feature North Chennai as backdrop

Published on Jan 30, 2018 05:28 PM IST

Ajith’s Viswasam being directed by Siva will roll from February and the work is expected to be wrapped up by August.

Ajith’s Viswasam will see the star donning a different look in the film.
Ajith’s Viswasam will see the star donning a different look in the film.
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHaricharan Pudipeddi

It is already known that Ajith and director Siva have joined hands for the fourth time in Viswasam, which was officially launched last year in December. While rumours made the rounds that the project will go on the floors from January 18, it was learnt that the principal shooting will commence from the last week of February and the project will be wrapped up by July or August. “The team plans to start shooting from last Thursday of February which happens to be the 22nd. The story will have North Chennai backdrop and the makers hope to finish the entire shooting by August,” a source from the film’s unit told Hindustan Times.

To be produced by Sathya Jyothi Films, the film will see Ajith going back to sporting black hair, after popularizing the salt-and-pepper look in all three previous collaborations with Siva. A source close to Ajith has confirmed that the actor has dyed his hair black and is gearing up for shoot. “A mutual decision by Ajith sir and director Siva was taken to change the look this time. He no longer will be seen in salt-and-pepper look and instead will sport full black hair. He has already dyed his hair.”

As the makers are busy putting together rest of the cast and crew, reports have emerged that Anirudh Ravichander is the front-runner to be the composer. Even though Yuvan Shankar Raja was originally considered for the project, Siva was hell-bent on roping in Anirudh as he enjoys a very successful collaboration with the young composer. Sam CS, whose work in last year’s Vikram Vedha was widely appreciated, is one of the composers to be in talks with the makers. An official announcement regarding the cast and crew is expected to be made very soon.

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