Arun Vijay sweats it out to shoot at Anna Salai


Arun Vijay sweats out

Magizh Thirumeni, who had been working as an assistant director under ace director Gautham Vasudev Menon, turns director with Thadaiyara Thakka (TT). The film stars Arun Vijay and Mamta Mohandoss in lead roles. The film was in the news some time back as the original choice of heroine, Bollywood’s Prachi Desai, agreed to star in the film and the backed out of her commitment.

Arun Vijay then launched another hunt for a suitable heroine and zeroed in on Mamta, who was last seen in Tamil films in Guru Enn Aalu opposite Madhavan. Major sequences of the film are being screened in Chennai and its surroundings, an Unit source informs.

It appears that the crew wanted to shoot some sequences of the film near the busy and arterial Anna Sala in the city around midnight. As traffic never ceases on this road, the director and crew had to wait till the shops closed down in the locality. Even then, they had to contend with the crowd which had collected to watch the shooting in progress.

After asking the people to retreat and after ensuring that everything was in place to commence the shoot, the crew shot at the busy junction. An Unit source reveals that the cast and crew members had to ‘sweat it out’ very much before wrapping up the shooting schedule at Anna Salai.