Playing Ajith's villain in his upcoming movie, which is being referred as 'Thala 57', is one of the coolest jobs that is up for grabs right now, and many are being considered for the role.
While it was earlier speculated that Vijay Sethupathi was approached to essay, what looks like a powerful character, names like Sasikumar was also in the pipeline, after it was claimed that Vijay turned down the offer, citing his other commitments.
Now, according to the latest report, Arjun Sarja, who played an interesting character in Thala Ajith's Mankatha, was asked to play the baddie in 'Thala 57' by director Siva and his team.
Unfortunately, it is said that Arjun turned down the offer with a heavy heart as he too, is busy with other projects.
With limited options left, the team of Ajith's 57th film, has now laid its eyes on Arvind Swamy, who managed to impress one and all with his terrific villanous performance in Jayam Ravi's Thani Oruvan.
Will Arvind give his nod to take on the Yennai Arindhaal star on the sets of 'Thala 57'? Only time will tell.
Meanwhile, it is also speculated that the movie might be set against the backdrop of the United States and that Ajith might be seen playing the role of an FBI agent.
Now that's exciting isn't it? Looks like after dishing out a village based subject in Veeram and a film that was loaded with sentimental scenes in Vedalam, Siva has decided to fabricate an out and out stylish thriller for his next.
The principal shooting for the film will begin from next month. With Anirudh already roped in to compose music for the flick, it should be interesting to see who else Siva manages to bring on board, including the actress, who will play the film's female lead.