Vikram’s next directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu titled Amar?

There is a buzz in Kollywood that Vikram 58 might be titled Amar. The upcoming film, which is believed to feature Vikram in multiple roles, has KGF-actor Srinidhi Shetty playing the female lead.

Directed by Ajay Gnanamuthu of Nayanthara starrer Imaikka Nodigal fame, Vikram 58 will also star director KS Ravikumar and cricketer Irfan Pathan (in his Tamil film debut).

The film will see Vikram playing a photographer and donning as many as 25 different avatars. The makers are yet to reveal the rest of the cast and crew. However, it has been learnt from reliable sources that Priya Bhavani Shankar has been signed as the leading lady.

The project, which marks the third time union of Vikram and A R Rahman after Raavanan and I, was officially announced in May and is currently dubbed Chiyaan Vikram 58. Former Indian pacer Irrfan Pathan plays the antagonist and this project marks his acting debut.

A couple of months ago, the makers took to social media to announce that they have roped in former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan to play the stylish villain in the film. Also, the cricketer has completed the first schedule recently and is currently on a break now.

Irfan Pathan took to Twitter to share a photo from the sets of Vikram 58 and thanked the Tamil people for their constant support. He wrote, “Greetings (Vanakkam) All.. Thanks to all Tamilians for helping my first step in acting… First schedule completed successfully… I’m waiting to see everyone again.. “

Meanwhile, Raj Kamal Films has reportedly approached ‘Chiyaan’ Vikram to play the title role of Marudhanayagam, which happens to be the dream project of Kamal Haasan. It is to be noted that Vikram has worked in Kadaram Kondan produced by Kamal Haasan’s production house Raj Kamal Films.

According to sources,  talks began for this project during the making of Kadaram Kondan  and the project could take off by the middle of 2021 once Vikram completes his other commitments.