If reports are to be believed, the theatrical rights for the upcoming film starring Tamil superstar Ajith have been bagged by Jazz Cinemas, linked to the family of AIADMK leader Sasikala Natarajan.
Two film industry experts TNM asked confirmed that there was strong ground to believe that Jazz Cinemas had acquired the rights, though an official confirmation had not yet come. Two days ago, AIADMK’s IT wing had tweeted that actor Ajith had met Sasikala as a courtesy meeting, but it was later denied by Ajith’s manager.
In recent times, Jazz Cinemas has emerged as one of the preeminent distributors of Tamil cinema. The company had also secured the theatrical rights for Thala Ajith’s previous release, “Vedhalam”. The company also distributed, in Tamil Nadu, 2016’s highest grossing south Indian film, “Kabali” starring superstar Rajinikanth. It was also reported in August that Jazz Cinemas was the frontrunner for the Tamil Nadu theatrical rights for “Baahubali 2”, slated for release in 2017.
Produced by Sathya Jyothi Films, the untitled Ajith film, tentatively being called Thala 57 or AK 57, is being directed by Siva. The team has recently returned from Bulgaria after completing a major portion of the shooting there, including stunt sequences.
Sources in Kollywood say that the director has almost completed the shooting, and will be canning a few more scenes in the coming weeks. With the shooting almost done, the title of the film is also expected to be unveiled soon.
Also Starring Kajal Agarwal and Akshara Haasan, the film has Bollywood star Vivek Oberoi playing the antagonist. Yet another highlight of the movie is that it has music by Anirudh, which has raised high expectations for the audio album.
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Source: The News Minute