Atlee might direct Ajith after he wraps up Siva’s new project

It is reported that director Atlee Kumar is lobbying strongly with those close to ‘Thala’ Ajith Kumar in an apparent effort to get an offer to direct Ajith’s next film.

Ajith’s Vivegam, which was his third venture with director Siva after Veeram and Vedalam, released a few months back and despite not getting a very good review from the print and television media, the film grossed huge revenues in theatres thanks to Ajtih’s stature as a ‘King of Opening’ and his fans’ continued patronage of all his films.

It was later rumoured that Ajith’s next film, to be the 58th in his career, would be directed by any director other than Siva as Ajith didn’t want to become repetitive by starring in the same director’s films. However, Ajith himself confirmed a few days back that his next film would be directed by Siva and would be produced by Satyajyothi Films, which produced Vivegam.

Meanwhile, Atlee who is fresh from the super-success of his Vijay-Samantha-Kajal Aggarwal-Nithya Menen starre Mersal, is said to be lobbying with those close to Ajith so as to get Ajith’s attention to direct his 59th film. It remains to be seen whether or not Atlee, who has directed Vijay in 2 of his 3 directorial ventures so far, would get the nod from Ajith!