It’s been a great Mankatha roller coaster ride with some big surprises being thrown in from Director Venkat Prabhu and Thala Ajiths team as fans savored every bit of ‘em. Now here comes the news to top it all – “Mani Ratnams next project has Thala Ajith in lead.” The news came in from the sets of Billa 2 in Hyderabad, where Thala is currently putting up. We are told that the Billa 2 crew was taken aback to see the ‘Roja’ director walking right out of his lush 4-wheeler to meet Thala personally.
It is a well known fact in the industry that Mani sir doesn’t go out to visit the stars apart from some rare occasions like the last time he met Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan to discuss the script. During the meet both Mani and Thala were more like friends meeting after a long time as they joked about life and how things have come so far. Infact Mani even gave Thala a pat on his back congratulating on his 50th release big release Mankatha as onlookers watched on. The discussions continued for more than 2 hours and the positive vibes shared between the two will only add to the bonding that will be taken forward with the announcement of this new project. If All Izz Well the movie will kick start in mid 2012 after Mani’s current Karthik starrer which will throw light on the concerns of the troubled Sri Lankan shores.
Now where did we loose our crystal ball? Mrs. Terry can you lend me one, oh please !