Kalidas Jayaram in talks for Vijay’s next?
There is a buzz going around within the industry that young Malayali actor Kalidas Jayaram has been approached to play a role in Tamil superstar Vijay’s next. Though there is no confirmation regarding this yet, it will be a huge booster for Kalidas if he has indeed bagged a role in a Vijay starrer. It must be noted that the youngster is a self confessed fan of Vijay and has mimicked the star in several stage shows. Kalidas has also acted in a couple of Tamil films – ‘Meen Kuzhambum Mann Paanayum’ and ‘Oru Pakka Kathai’ (unreleased).
Meanwhile, it is almost confirmed that another Malayali actor, Antony Varghese of ‘Angamaly Diaries’ fame is part of Vijay’s upcoming film to be directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. Tentatively titled as ‘Thalapathy 64’, the film is said to be a gangster thriller, that will be in contrast to the widely appealing mass entertainers that Vijay most often does. It is not yet known if Kalidas has been approached for this same film. Shoot for the film is planned to begin next month and it is scheduled as an April 2020 release.
Kalidas Jayaram meanwhile is working on his new Malayalam film ‘Backpack’, which is being directed by the multiple National award winner Jayaraj.