June 22,2011

With Ilaya Thalapathy Vijay gearing up to celebrate his birthday in a big way today (June 22), here is DC giving you a sneak peek at his next fascinating project. According to tinsel town buzz, post Kaavalan, Vijay, who was part of a planned strategy to move away from commercial cocktails and join hands with sensible filmmakers like Shankar, will be teaming up with none other than gen-next director Murugadoss for the first time. Reliable K’town sources claim that Murugadoss, who’s busy with the postproduction work of his highly- anticipated Suriya starrer 7 Aum Arivu, met Vijay recently and narrated a one-line summary of his script. A source said that the Nanban star, immensely pleased, has given the go-ahead to the Ghajini director. And hold your breath; Murugadoss is said to have Bollywood biggie Sonam Kapoor in mind to play opposite Vijay. Nirav Shah is the cinematographer and sources say talks are on with Harris Jayaraj for the music. Grapevine has it that Murugadoss has been signed for a massive, undisclosed amount. Though there’s mixed info on who would produce the big budget venture, it is said that Vijay’s dad SA Chandrashekaran and Aascar Ravichandran (who is presently producing the actor’s movie Velayudham) would jointly produce it. Either that or SAC will produce it on first-copy basis for Mumbai-based Fox Star Studios. Meanwhile, our Thalapathy has urged his fans from Narpani Iyakkam to donate their eyes on his birthday, apart from the regular charity works that are normally conducted on the occasion. Vijay will also be gifting gold rings to children who are born on his birthday at the Egmore Children’s Hospital, where the star was born 38 years ago.

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