Pavel Navageethan who acted in films like Madras and Vada Chennai has been roped in to play a pivotal role in Ajith’s cop action thriller Valimai. It is said he would be one of the villains of the movie. Navageethan also recently directed a crime thriller V1.
Directed by Vinoth, who is teaming up with Ajith once again after Nerkonda Paarvai, the film is said to feature Pavel in a negative role. A source close to the film confirms that the actor has already completed a schedule in Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad.
Recently reports surfaced that Keerthy Suresh has been signed as the leading lady. Now the latest reports suggest that the makers are in talks with Bollywood heroine Ileana D’cruz to play Ajith’s lead pair. Talks have been initiated with the actor and she is yet to sign on the dotted lines.
Valimai has music composed by by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Yami Gautam will also be seen playing the leading lady in the movie. The film will have Ajith playing the role of a police officer. Valimai is produced by Boney Kapoor.
The film will hit the marquee for Deepavali next year and will have music by Yuvan Shankar Raja, cinematography by Nirav Shah, and art direction by Thotta Tharani.
Reports also say that Vinoth has approached Yami Gautam to play Thala Ajith’s pair in the film for which Nirav Shah is cranking the camera. This will be Ajith’s first cop film since Gautham Vasudev Menon’s Yennai Arindhaal.
Incidentally, Ajith’s previous film, Nerkonda Paarvai was also produced by Boney Kapoor and directed by Vinoth. Nerkonda Paarvai was a Tamil remake of National Award winning Hindi movie Pink.