The grapevine in Kollywood is abuzz with rumours that Premam actor Nivin Pauly has been signed up for a crucial role in Thala Ajith‘s Viswasam directed by Siva and produced by Sathya Jyothi Films. When asked by the media during his Coimbatore tour where he watched his latest outing Richie with the audiences, Nivin Pauly clarified about Viswasam, “It’s true that I had expressed my wish to share the screen space with Ajith sir when media in Chennai asked me about it in one of my interviews. However, it’s not true that I’m approached for Viswasam. There’s no truth in it. I would be happy to act with all the top stars in Tamil cinema.” Nivin Pauly’s first straight Tamil film Richie has registered good weekend numbers in multiplexes and A centres. The movie’s real acid test begins from today since the film has gathered mixed reviews and a lukewarm response from general audiences. Also Read: Thala Ajith’s next with director Siva titled Viswasam; Diwali 2018 release
Viswasam marks director Siva’s fourth consecutive association with Thala Ajith after Veeram, Vedalam and Vivegam. While Veeram and Vedalam were super hits at the box office and set the cash registers ringing, their last film Vivegam did not do well as expected.
Viswasam is reportedly set in the backdrop of a village like Veeram. Anushka Shetty is said to be in talks to play the female lead in the film, marking her second collaboration with Ajith after Gautham Menon’s Yennai Arindhaal. Yuvan Shankar Raja has been signed to compose music for the film, which will have cinematography by Vetri, a long-time friend and collaborator of director Siva.
(Text by Surendhar MK)