Vijay signed Pagalavan a year ago but the project did not take-off on time, as director Seeman was detained for his anti Sri Lankan statement. The movie was put on hold after the actor started his other approved films. Now that the Sivakasi star has finished the shooting of Velayudham, he has given the green signal for the filmmaker to go ahead with the project.
Meanwhile, Seeman has roped in Hansika Motwani, who has paired up Vijay in Velayudham and Bhavana to play the female lead roles in Pagalavan. The movie will hit the floors soon.
After going through a lean path in 2009-10, Vijay became very selective while approving his projects. He signed a few films of which Kaavalan was released earlier this year and did decent business at the box-office. His other projects Velayudham has almost completed the shooting and Nanban is in the third schedule of its filming. In the meantime, he has decided to start his long-pending movie Pagalavan.