After several media speculations, Sathya Jyothi Films aka the makers of Thala Ajith’s Viswasam officially announced on Monday, February 5 that superstar Nayanthara is going to be the female lead in the film. The duo worked together for the last time in 2013 blockbuster Aarrambam. The super hit Ajith and Nayanthara combo were also seen in other blockbusters like Billa and Aegan (remake of Main Hoon Naa).
Earlier, it was being said that the Telugu Billa girl Anushka Shetty was being considered for the titular role. Certain reports also suggested that the U-Turn girl Shraddha Srinath was the front-runner to bag the female lead. However, there wasn’t any official confirmation on this. It will be interesting to see how the lady superstar of south Indian cinema, who was lately seen in content-driven movies like Aramm and Velaikkaran, grabs the attention in a star-studded film like Viswasam.
Viswasam is reportedly set in the backdrop of north Chennai and Ajith is said to be playing the role of an honest police officer. According to an earlier report by Hindustan Times, Viswasam is slated to go on the floors later this month. Viswasam is helmed by director Siva and it is expected to hit the screens on Diwali this year. Siva and Thala Ajith is teaming up for the fourth time in this film. In past years they have worked in movies like Veeram and Vedalam. However, their last movie Vivegam, which also starred Vivek Oberoi, Kajal Aggarwal and Akshara Haasan, was a commercial disaster.
Meanwhile, Nayanthara will also play the lead role in director Sarjun's next horror thriller, produced by KJR Studios. Nayanthara has already explored the genre successfully with earlier hits like Maya and Dora.Sathya Jyothi Films had earlier confirmed that Viswasam will see a grand Diwali release. Vijay’s untitled magnum opus with director AR Murugadoss and Suriya’s action thriller with director Selvaraghavan are also eying for a Diwali release.