News updates about Vijay 58 is doing brisk rounds in Kollywood circles even before Ilayathalapathy has wrapped up his 57th film, Kaththi with top director AR Murugadoss.Kannada actor Sudeep of Naan Ee fame has been brought on board to play an antagonist with equal scope as that of Vijay. Sources claim that Sudeep has been paid a whopping pay package of Rs 6 crore to act in Vijay 58.Earlier, it was reported that Bollywood beauties either Deepika Padukone or Priyanka Chopra could be paired opposite Vijay. But according to fresh reports streaming in, Shruti Hassan is expected to be featured to play the female lead opposite Vijay.
Sridevi, the dream girl of Tamil film industry in 1980s, who made a powerful comeback in her return vehicle, English Vinglish (2012) after a 15-year break post her wedding with Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor has also been approached for a powerful role in Vijay 58.The Mozart of Chennai â Isaipuyal AR Rahman is believed to have been approached for scoring music for Vijay 58. Vijay 58 would be the third project of Vijay and AR Rahman combination after Udhaya (2004) and Azhagiya Thamizh Magan (2007), if at all it materializes. However,official confirmation of the final cast and crew is awaited from the makers.
Vijay 58 co-produced by PT Selvakumar and Shibu of Thameen Films is expected to go on floors from this September once Vijay is done with his Deepavali release, Kaththi. This film is projected as the biggest and costliest ever in Vijays film career.