It’s now almost certain that Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s next film would be directed by director A.R. Murugadoss. Vijay has just wrapped up the shoot of ‘Velayudham’ directed by ‘Jayam’ Raja and produced by Ravichandran of Ascar Films and is in the final leg of shooting of ‘Nanban’ (remake of Bollywood’s ‘3 Idiots’) directed by Shankar.
With ‘Velayudham’ slated for its theatrical release some time this month and ‘Nanban’ scheduled for a Deepavali release, it was looked up with excitement by Vijay’s fans as to which would be his next film. ‘Pagalavan’, a film in which Vijay was to work with director Seeman, is unlikely to be his next project as it is learnt that it would be Murugadoss who would get to direct Vijay in his next film.
Murugadoss, who is aiming to release his Suriya-Shruti Haasan starrer ‘7am Arivu’ on the eve of Deepavali, would star work on Vijay’s film soon afterwards. Even the heroine of the film, which is as yet untitled, appears to have been chosen by the director.
Stunning-looking Angela Johnson, a popular Kingfisher model, is likely to be paired opposite Vijay in the film. Angela, the 20-year old lanky and dusky beauty, was born in Chennai. Her father is a well-known industrialist based in Mangalore while her mother is a foreign national hailing from Iceland. The model is already said to be in talks to star in a Bollywood movie amid rumours of a ‘link-up’ with Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor.
In all probability, Vijay’s film is likely to be the launch-pad in films for Angela!