The guessing game has come to an end, one has to say. After considering many actresses to play the female lead in ‘Vana Yudhdham‘, a bio-pic on sandalwood smuggler Veerappan, director A M R Ramesh has finally zeroed in on Vijayalakshmi.
The ‘Chennai 600028‘ & ‘Anjathey‘ actress will play the wife of Kishore, who is doing Veerappan‘s role in this film. “Ramesh selected Vijayalakshmi since she has that perfect Tamil face,” sources say.
Earlier, Priyamani was considered for the role, but the actress reportedly rejected the offer due to some ‘reasons’. To be made simultaneously in Tamil and Kannada, the Kannada version has been titled ‘Attahasa‘.
Arjun is doing the role of a police officer, who is entrusted with ‘Veerappan hunt‘. The first schedule of the shoot, which started a few days ago, is currenly on in and around Mettur. “I have not taken any sides and tried to be neutral while presenting Veerappan‘s story,” Ramesh says.