After maverick filmmaker turned actor Bharathiraja, reportedly refused to play villain in Ilayathalapathy Vijay's next (Vijay 59), it was widely speculated that veteran director Mahendran would take up the responsibility of fighting against Vijay in the movie.
Though Mahendran was officially brought on board Vijay 59, sources close to the project revealed that the famed director would play a positive role and that his character doesn't have room for negativity.
Along with that confirmation, the team of Vijay 59 also indicated that they were still hunting for an actor to play the main antagonist, who would go on to have a major impact in the movie.
Not surprisingly, their attention turned towards one of Tamil cinema's best villains ever, Sathyaraj. But thanks to his Baahubali 2 commitment, the Nanban actor politely turned down the offer.
But now, it looks like the versatile thespian has managed to draw out few dates from a chunk of them, already allocated to Baahubali 2, for fresh reports from reliable sources have confirmed his participation in Vijay 59.
Yes, after lots of fuss and rumours surrounding the main baddie of the much awaited film, it looks like Sathyaraj has been finally confirmed to play the powerful role.
Official confirmation regarding the same is expected shortly from the team of Vijay 59. Stay locked to FilmiBeat for more updates pertaining to this project.