The actor is said to be essaying the role of a magician in his upcoming film, directed by Atlee.
Director Atlee and the team of Vijay 61 are currently shooting at picturesque locations in Europe. According to a source, portions involving Vijay and Kajal Aggarwal are being shot there. Actor Hareesh Peradi, who plays a significant role in the movie, is also part of this schedule.
When the project was announced, it was reported that Vijay would be playing a triple role in the movie. While several rumours suggested that he plays a Sikh man and a police officer, a source close to the team has denied them. A reliable source tells us, “Vijay will appear in three different roles — a panchayat head, a doctor and a magician. The actor’s comic timing will be brought on screen through the magician’s role. His portions are intended to evoke laughter and lighten up the mood.”
Vijay sports a twirled moustache for his role as a panchayat head. “Those portions were completed in Chennai and Rajasthan. It’s set in the 80’s with a rural backdrop. Nithya Menen essays his pair in the retro portion,” the source added.
After wrapping up the current schedule, the team will head to Chennai. Samantha is expected to join the team for the next schedule. Produced by Sri Thenandal Films, Vijay 61 has music scored by AR Rahman, cinematography by GK Vishnu and editing by Ruben.