Ajith’s Valimai to start in Hyderabad, producer eyes Deepavali release

The shooting of Ajith’s Valimai directed by H Vinoth will comence in Hyderabad on December 13. Producer Boney Kapoor, who has confirmed that Ajith plays a cop in his upcoming Tamil production venture , said: “Valimai shoot to begin on Dec 13th. Yes, Ajith plays a cop. It’ll be a Diwali 2020 release.”

Boney Kapoor, who also produced Ajitih’s last film Nerkonda Paarvai, which too was helmed by the same Vinoth, added that he doesn’t believe in giving constant updates about his film. “The world should see my work and talk about it.”

The film is tipped to be an action-thriller. Recently, Ajith was seen sporting a Zapata style mustache and his avatar immediately went viral. It is rumoured to be his look for the film.

Nayanthara will be reportedly roped in as the female lead role opposite Ajith because Thala Ajith and Nayanthara have worked with each other in four films, Billa, Aarambam, Aegan, and Viswasam.

Yuvan Shankar Raja will compose music and Nirav Shah will crank the camera. Nerkonda Paarvai was a box-office hit. The film grossed over Rs 200 crore worldwide and did exceptionally well in Tamil Nadu.

This will be Ajith’s first cop film since Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Yennai Arindhaal (2015). Valimai will also mark Ajith’s first Deepavali release in five years after Vedhalam (2015).

Nerkonda Paarvai marked the Boney’s debut in southern cinema. The film starred Vidya Balan, Shraddha Srinath, Andrea Tariang and Abhirami Venkatachalam in crucial roles. It had music by Yuvan Shankar Raja.