Madhavan to face off against Vijay Sethupathi

Deccan Chronicle.  | Anupama Subramanian

Entertainment, Kollywood

Madhavan talks about his next film Vikram Vedha, which will see him star opposite Vijay.


Producer Sashikanth of Y Not Studios has pulled off a coup of sorts by bringing the pan-Indian actor Madhavan, who made a fitting re-entry with Irudhi Suttru, and Vijay Sethupathi, together for a movie that is titled Vikram Vedha (VV). While the director duo Pushkar-Gayathri will wield the megaphone, the film revolves around two characters — Vikram played by Maddy, and Vedha essayed by Sethupathi. Speaking to DC from Mumbai, Madhavan did confirm that talks are on for VV and he has to sit for a final narration. “I have seen Pushkar and Gayathri’s earlier works, and there is a spark in them. I would definitely love to work with them. If all goes well, in contrast to the grumpy boxing coach in Saala Khadoos, here in Vikram Vedha, I will play an encounter specialist.”

Sashikanth, who also bankrolled Irudhi..., tells us, “Both Maddy and Vijay Sethupathi have agreed in principle to come on board for the film. Sethupathi will be seen as a gangster in the movie. I wouldn’t call it a two-hero film; it is a two-character driven subject. We have been developing the script for the last one and a half years. Now, Maddy is back with a new image and people expect something novel from him. Having said that, we wanted the script to further his image. His agenda for choosing a script now is ‘expect the unexpected from me’. We are just augmenting his motto.”

On how Madhavan agreed to the script, he said, “Pushkar and Gayathri developed a rapport with Madhavan as they were part of the production for his recent film. We are not in a hurry. We are working on the final draft of the script, which will take two more months and I am planning to make an official announcement sometime in April,” concludes Sashi.