After ruling his territory and becoming one of the most well-known faces in the Tamil film industry, Superstar Vijay Sethupathi has announced his Bollywood venture. Vijay made the announcement on his birthday on January 16 in Mumbai.
The movie titled ‘Gandhi Talks’ is a silent film to be made after 33 years. It is directed, produced and written by Kishor Pandurang Belekar and the creative producer is Divay Dhamija.
Speaking about ‘Gandhi Talks’, the director informed that he spent 19 years working on the challenging script and turning his dream into reality.
The last silent film in Bollywood was ‘Pushpaka Vimana’ which had sky-rocketed Kamal Hassan’s career back in 1987.
Revealing on how and why he decided to cast Vijay in his dream project, Belekar said, “This project has been very close to my heart emotionally and when the actor himself relates with the idea and same emotions, it is really a boon for the director. For me, Vijay is that actor who can justify this challenging script with his performance. As soon as Vijay read the script, he completely understood my vision and approach towards the film.
“Every director is looking for certain types of characteristics in his actors. While I was searching for the lead in B-Town, I also started looking in alternate industries and that’s how I came across Vijay. His acting skills, style statement and vocal dynamism are stupendous and that is when I felt I had found my lead star. He is not only prodigious in his work, but a very down-to-earth and anti-propagandist star, who can break barriers of his image for his films. I am really excited to work with him and start my dream project as soon as possible.” the director added.
According to sources, the powerhouse performer Vijay Sethupati has signed up a row of ambitious Bollywood projects with A-lister actors and directors. These include Sriram Raghavan’s next directorial starring Katrina Kaif, ‘Mumbaikar’, a movie directed by Santosh Sivan with Vikrant Massey, a web show with Shahid Kapoor and a remake of hit Tamil film Vikram Vedha.
If sources are to be believed, Hrithik Roshan will play the antagonist (Vijay Sethupati’s role in Vikram Vedha) and Saif Ali Khan will play the protagonist (R Madhvan’s role from the same film).