Kaithi fame Arjun Das replaces Antony Varghese in Thalapathy 64
Vijay’s next with director Lokesh Kanagaraj is one of the most hyped Tamil films in recent years. Apart from the fact that Vijay is teaming up with a two-film old young filmmaker, it is also the dream cast that raised the expectations. Vijay Sethupathi, ‘Angamaly Diaries’ fame Antony Varghese, Andrea Jeremiah, Shanthanu and Malavika Mohanan were originally announced to be part of the cast.
However, Antony Varghese has now opted out of the project due to date issues. He has been replaced by Arjun Das of ‘Kaithi’ fame. Antony is a self-confessed huge fan of Vijay and was very eager to act alongside him. However, some of his early commitments meant that he would not be able to take part in the upcoming schedule of ‘Thalapathy 64’. He was supposed to play a negative role along with Vijay Sethupathi in the film.
Antony’s replacement Arjun Das had impressed one and all with his stellar performance in ‘Kaithi’, also directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. Arjun’s menacing act as the villain, Anbu, and his powerful voice was much talked about. Starring alongside top stars like Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi will a huge booster for Arjun at such an early stage in his career.
‘Thalapathy 64’ team recently wrapped up the schedule in New Delhi and is next moving to Shimoga, Karnataka. They are planning to shoot there for over a month from December 1 to January 19. Vijay Sethupathi, Arjun and Andrea Jeremiah, who were not part of the first two schedules, will be joining the team soon. The makers have planned to shoot some riveting action sequences.