Vijay-64 shooting stopped

The second schedule of shooting for Vijay’s upcoming film directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, which was happening in Delhi, has taken a hit due to the air pollution in the capital city.

According to reports, the schedule of the movie tentatively titled Thalapathy 64 was expected to last in Delhi for about 40 days. However, due to the pollution issue, it is unknown if the team would continue the shooting there.

Filmmaker Lokesh Kanagaraj, who made a splash with his first film Maanagaram a few years ago and with Karthi starrer Kaithi recently, is one among the few filmmakers to watch out for in Tamil cinema today. He has teamed up with Vijay next for a yet-untitled thriller which will feature the star in the role of a ruthless gangster.

It is confirmed that YouTube star Birigida Saga, who made her debut with Vishal’s Ayogya, has been roped in to play a pivotal role in Thalapathy 64. She recently confirmed that she would be starring in the Vijay starrer.

“Very Excited to act with #ThalapathyVijay Anna thanks for giving this opportunity Anna @Dir_Lokesh #Thalapathy64 #BIGILBiggestBBof2019,” she posted. Gouri Kishan, Andrea Jeremiah, Antony Varghese, Shanthanu Bhagyaraj, Malavika Mohanan, Sriman, Sanjeev and Srinath play key roles in the movie.

Anirudh Ravichander is composing music while Sathyan Sooryan is handling the cinematography. Philomin Raj will edit the film. Meanwhile, certain sources state that the film might clash with Karthi-Rashmika Mandanna’s Sultan at the box office, just like Bigil and Kaithi did this Deepavali.

Vijay Sethupathi, who is busy with his other projects, will join the team of Thalapathy 64 in the coming months. A few weeks ago, the makers of Thalapathy 64 announced that Malavika Mohanan will make her debut as a full-fledged heroine in this film. She was last seen in Superstar Rajinikanth’s Petta in a brief role.