Vijay Sethupathi turns villain for Rajinikanth

Vijay Sethupathi has managed to receive quite a number of fans, owing to his stupendous performances. Well, the actor is all set to make yet another interesting turn in his career. He has signed in for a Karthik Subbaraj film. The film will see superstar Rajinikanth appearing as the hero. Though there were reports about Vijay Sethupathi doing the villain role to Rajinikanth, they all lacked official status. However, with ‘Sun Pictures’ coming up with an official statement, the much awaited project has finally got a shape. While informing the news, ‘Sun Pictures’ expressed their happiness for bringing two stars under one umbrella.


The untitled movie is touted to be an action entertainer. Speaking about the project, director Karthik Subbaraj maintained that the movie would be a realistic entertainer. Well, the ‘Jigarthanda’ director underlined that the movie would be placed on a fictional setting. He, however said that, the movie would have some of the typical elements of a superstar movie in it. When queried about Rajinikanth’s reaction on hearing his story, the director said that ‘Thalaivar’ just loved the script. Karthik Subbaraj further said that, he had plans of approaching Rajinikanth for his ‘Jigarthanda’. Well, back then, he was too scared to approach such a big star for his project.

That said, Karthik Subbaraj keeps a great relationship with Vijay Sethupathi. The latter was seen in a many of Karthik Subbaraj flicks. While in his ‘Pizza’, Vijay Sethupathi did the central role, the actor appeared in an important role in the director’s ‘Iraivi’ as well. Even in his ‘Jigarthanda’, Vijay Sethupahti made a cameo appearance. Meanwhile, it is expected that the movie would soon start shooting, once both the stars are out of their present commitments. Rajinikanth is busy shooting for Shankar’s ‘2.0’. The star’s ‘Kaala’, however will hit big screens this June. Vijay Sethupathi, on the other hand, is busy with the shooting of Mani Ratnam directorial ‘Chekka Chivantha Vaanam’. He is also part of a number of projects, including the much anticipated Telugu movie ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’, starring Megastar Chiranjeevi.

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