Jackie Shroff lands a pivotal role in Vijay’s Thalapathy 63
Actor Jackie Shroff will now be seen playing a prominent role in Vijay’s Thalapathy 63. The makers of the film announced his inclusion on Twitter.Updated: Mar 22, 2019 13:32 IST
Actor Jackie Shroff, last seen in 2016 Tamil film Maayavan, has been roped in to play a crucial role in Vijay’s yet-untitled project. Dubbed as Thalapathy 63, the film is a sports-based drama featuring Vijay in the role of a coach.
Executive producer Archana Kalpathi made the announcement on Twitter. “We are happy to welcome Jackie Shroff sir on board Thalapathy 63,” she tweeted.
The film, being directed by Atlee, marks his third collaboration with Vijay after blockbusters Theri and Mersal. AGS Entertainment is bankrolling the project scheduled to release around Diwali this year.
Vijay plays a character called Michael in the film and took the help of a special physical trainer to get into the skin of the role.
There are also reports that Vijay plays the coach of a women’s team and sixteen women will star as sports players in the film, which also stars Kathir, Yogi Babu and Vivek in crucial roles.
The film has music by A R Rahman, who had recently confirmed in an interview that he hasn’t worked on this genre in south India.
“I have done this genre in Hollywood but this would be the first time in south India. Atlee is a fan of my films like Lagaan and Pele. He’s heard these soundtracks and he is musically very passionate. I enjoy working with such director who gets involved in music composing,” Rahman said in an interview to a popular entertainment portal.
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