Vijay is set to become hunter in the next flick Vettaikarran. Vettaikaran was the title of the yesteryear super hit movie by M.G.R.
Vettaikaran (Hunter) is being directed by debutant Babu Sivan, a former associate of masala filmmaker Dharani. Vettaikaran is said to be a family entertainer with all essential ingredients that mass want in a Ilayathalapathy film.
The heroine of the movie is decided after a lot of confusion. Ileana D’Cruz, Shriya, Trisha, Nayantara and Asin Thottumkal were all considered. Asin at present is in UK shooting for Salman’s London Dreams. It looks like she seems to have decided to remain stuck to Bollywood.
Shriya has sung duets with Vijay in Azhagiya Thamizh Magan. Fans did not cheer Trisha as Vijay had her as heroine in Kuruvi. Since Nayantara was in Villu she can’t be cast for Vettaikaran.
Vijay is pairing up with the glamorous Anushka for the first time in Vettaikaran for which the shooting has started in November.
The initial shoot of the film took place in Rajamundhry in Andhra, which has the best greenery in south. Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s son Sanjay has done a dance number with Vijay shot by cameraman Gopinath. A lesser known fact is that Kamal Hassan too made his debut as a child artist in the film Kalathur Kannamma produced by AVM.
Shobhi, who excels in mass song choreography, is doing the introduction song of Vijay in front of an Ayyanar temple set. The song tuned by Vijay Antony is a high energy peppy fast number with lyrics by Kapilan.
The film is being produced by M. Balasubramanian and B.Gurunath Meiyappan.
This is the first time the actor is doing a movie under the AVM banner.
This film is expected to be released in 2009 Deepavalli celebration with Ajith`s Asal.