Tamil actor Vijay's schedule chalk-a-block till 2014

Monday, 8 August 2011 - 6:15pm IST | Place: Bangalore | Agency: dna

Tamil filmmakers looking at casting actor Vijay are now left with no choice but to make a five year plan, thanks to the actors chalk-a-block schedule until then.

Kollywood star Vijay is in demand. Almost every top director in the Tamil film industry is looking at casting the star in their film. So much so that Vijay is now looking at a packed schedule till the end of the year 2014. This ‘demand’ has compelled the actor to even give his political ambitions a break for the time being too.

Vijay has just completed dubbing for Jeyam Raja’s Velayudham that is due for release this Diwali. He is now shooting for director Shankar’s Nanban, the Tamil remake of Bollywood recent hit — 3 Idiots. The film will see him essay the role that Bollywood actor Aamir Khan did in the original.

It is said that Vijay’s recent hit Vettaikaran, wherein he stared alongside Anuskha, brought in the much required turning point in his career which was on a downswing until that point. He nailed his place on the top with the success of Kavalan (a remake of the Malayalam film Bodyguard) wherein he stared opposite Asin.

“After Tamil star Suriya, Vijay is now considered to be one among the most bankable stars in Kollywood. With two continuous hits, every top director in the industry is eyeing him for their next project,” explains a source from the industry. Vijay was also shortlisted to play the lead in ace director Manirathnam’s next — Ponniyin Selvam. But due to budget constraints, the director has decided to cast him in his next instead.

Vijay also has one film with director AR Murugadoss, and yet another with director Gautham Menon — Yohan: Adhiyayam Ondru. He has also signed up for director Vijay’s (of Deiva Thirumagal fame) next film. While director Vijay was reluctant to give us further details, a source close to the director reveals, “Gautham’s film is scheduled to start in 2012, after which the actor has signed up for director Vijay’s next.” Look’s like Vijay is on a roll. Nevertheless, we are definitely waiting to see the actor take the big screen by storm!

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