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Vijay Sethupathi might play a cop in Mani Ratnam’s multi-starrer

Contrary to rumours that Vijay Sethupathi might be playing a cameo, reliable sources have confirmed that he plays a full-length character and will be seen as a cop in Mani Ratnam’s film.

regional movies Updated: Jan 11, 2018 09:48 IST
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Haricharan Pudipeddi
Hindustan Times, Chennai
Vijay Sethupathi,Fahadh Faasil,Simbu
Vijay Sethupathi in a poster of his film Sethupathi where he played a cop.

We had already reported that ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam is pulling off a casting coup by roping in Arvind Swami, Vijay Sethupathi, Fahadh Faasil and Simbu for his next bilingual multi-starrer project. In September, it was confirmed via an official statement that the Roja filmmaker has indeed signed these actors, apart from Jyothika and Aishwarya Rajesh.

Telugu actor Nani was also rumoured to be part of the project. However, Simbu was brought in his place after he chose to pass the offer as he was committed to two other Telugu projects already. The latest update doing the rounds is that Vijay Sethupathi will be seen playing a cop in the film.

Contrary to rumours that he might be playing a cameo, reliable sources have confirmed that Vijay Sethupathi plays a full-length character and might be seen as a cop. After making an impact as a rough-and-tough cop in Sethupathi, it’ll be really interesting to see Vijay don khaki for this prestigious project. The film also stars senior actors Prakash Raj and Jayasudha, who have worked together in several films. Apparently, they’ll be seen playing a pair and Arvind Swami, Fahadh and Simbu will be seen as their sons, a reliable source has revealed.

Jyothika and Aishwarya will play pivotal roles and the source reiterated that the regular shooting will commence from late January or early February.

To be bankrolled by Madras Talkies, double Oscar-winning AR Rahman has been roped in compose the music. Lensman Santosh Sivan has will crank the camera and it’ll be his sixth collaboration with Ratnam. A source close to Ratnam confirmed the film will be an action-thriller and will be a departure from the filmmaker’s usual style of films. Ratnam has pinned high hopes on this project following the debacle of Kaatru Veliyidai, which sank without a trace at the box-office.

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First Published: Jan 11, 2018 09:29 IST