The upcoming film Thuppakki which brings together mercurial director, the diminutive A.R. Murugadoss, and Ilayathalapathy Vijay together for the first time, has aroused lot of curiosity amid the fans of Vijay as well as the director, who has a whopping 100 percent success rate in films he has directed so far in Hindi and Tamil.
The film is another first in the sense that Vijay gets to pair up opposite the lovely Kajal Aggarwal, who has been making rapid strides in Kollywood and Tollywood. Sources close to the Unit say that Vijay plays an ‘encounter specialist’ in the role a cop based in Mumbai. It wasn’t without confusion that Murugadoss arrived at his final script to suit Vijay’s image and his acting limitations.
Vijay reportedly faced two challenges in the film by taking on the cop’s role. Murugadoss is said to have told him in plain terms prior to the commencement of the movie’s shoot that Vijay better spruce up his ‘shooting skills’ instead of ‘posing’ as if he is shooting. Vijay later underwent a professional shooting course in Mumbai in order to prepare himself for the role.
The other challenge for Vijay is that he has been asked to pump at the gym to get a ‘6 pack-abs look’ for the climax sequences. The director, a tough task-master, would surely make Vijay sweat it out at the gym to get the desired look. Whether or not Vijay would be able to achieve a convincing physique the way Suriya did it for Ghajini remains to be seen!