Actor Arun Vijay, who is said to have been approached by young director Karthick Naren for a movie, confirmed that he is in talks with the director.
Talking to Silverscreen, Arun Vijay said “Karthick and I are in talks for a movie. I really like the script. However, it is too early to divulge anything more.”
It was reported that Nivetha Pethuraj too, has been approached by the director for the same project.
Earlier, Karthick had announced his new film Naadaga Medai. However, Arun Vijay confirmed that this was a “fresh script”.
Karthick, who made a crackling debut with the 2016 sleeper hit Dhuruvangal Pathinaaru, is waiting for the release of Naragasooran. The film features Arvind Swamy, Shriya Saran, Aathmika, Sundeep Kishan and Indrajith Sukumaran. The film was scheduled for release last year, but has been delayed indefinitely.
Naragasooran was in the news when Karthick and director Gautham Vasudev Menon engaged in a war of words on Twitter. According to Karthick Naren, the movie ran into trouble after Gautham did not fund or back the project as promised. Later, he opted out of the project, and it was taken over by Badri Kasturi.
Meanwhile, Arun Vijay is riding high on the success of Thadam. Directed by Magizh Thirumeni, the movie featured Arun Vijay in dual roles. Tanya Hope and Sonia Agarwal too were part of the cast. The movie released on March 1 and went on to become a hit.
The actor has yet another project Boxer, in the works. Directed by newcomer Vivek, a former associate of Bala, the movie is produced by V Mathiyalagan under the banner of Etcectra Entertainment. “It is a sports-based film – both emotional and inspirational. The script demands physical and mental preparation,” the actor had said while speaking to Silverscreen. Ritika Singh plays a sports journalist in the movie