Viay Antony Takes Up Kiruthiga’s Script Turned Down by Simbu & Dhanush

Music director-turned-hero Vijay Antony has taken up director Kiruthiga’s upcoming film titled as Kaali (title borrowed from a super-duper Rajini hit film from the early eighties) whose script was reportedly turned down by Simbu and Dhanush.

Known for starring in meaningful and commercially successful films, Vijay Antony is also famous for choosing odd and shunned titles for his films. His 2016 film Saithan and last year’s Yaman are titles which producers/directors usually prefer not even to pronounce.

Kiruthiga, who has penned the story, screenplay and dialogues of Kaali, was waiting for an ‘appropriate hero’ to suit her script. She reportedly approached national award-winning actor Dhanush and Simbu to star in the film. Both, however, turned down the offer to play the lead role after hearing the script stating that they loved the script but didn’t have the time to commit themselves to star in the film.

It was only later that Kiruthiga zeroed in on Vijay Antony who is paired up with a couple of beauties in Anjali and the picture-perfect Sunaina in the film which has music by Vijay Antony (obviously!). Richard M. Nathan would be the cinematographer of the film which is produced by Vijay Antony’s wife Fatima. It is believed that Kaali may release in theatres in March.