Earlier rumour mills were doing rounds in Gandhinagara about Tamil filmmaker Chimbudevan approaching Kannada's superstar Abhinaya Chakravarthy Kiccha Sudeep for his fantasy movie with Tamil Superstar Ilayathalapathy Vijay. Later Sudeep had also confirmed the same and revealed that he will be doing a fantasy movie with Vijay, which feature South beauty Deepika Padukone in the female lead.
Now the topic that has brought the project into limelight is about the payment for Sudeep, who is really getting bombed as the remuneration for the untitled movie. Leading daily Bangalore Mirror reported that Sudeep's remuneration for the movie is Rs 6 crore, which has not only made him the highest paid Kannada actor, but also the highest paid South Indian actor in a language other than his own.
Director Chimbudevan, who is known for his historical-fantasy comedy movies like Imsai Arasan 23m Pulakeshi, Oru Kanniyum Moonu Kalavaanikalum, Irumbukkottai Murattu Singam, and Arai En 305-il Kadavul is expected to helm the untitled project in the same genre. Currently the project is on with its working title Vijay 58, which is also marking the 58th movie in Ilayathalapathy's career. Sources from Kollywood says that the movie will one the biggest budget movie, ever made in Tamil film industry. Continue reading the story on slide show...
Shruti Hassan Has Been Approached
Beside Deepika, the makers have also approached Shruti Hassan for the feamle lead. It will be confirmed shortly by the crew.
First Kind Of Movie For Sudeep
Sudeep said, "It belongs to the adventure-fantasy genre. It's a very well-crafted script and the first of its kind for me."
Sudeep Stucked With Many Projects In Sandalwood
"Naan Ee got me a respectable position two years back, but I still stuck to films here in Sandalwood. So it has nothing to do with highs and lows. It's about a script and character that can be exciting," adds Sudeep, who is busy with the post-production work of Maanikya.
Sudeep To Start Project In September
Sudeep said, "My next after Maanikya is starting in September. So I am very much here still."