Ajith’s AK 61 and Vijay’s Varisu to clash for Pongal?
Reports from Tamil film industry suggest that Ajith’s ‘AK 61’ and Vijay’s ‘Varisu’ will clash at the box office during the Pongal season in January, 2023. If it happens, it will be the third such instance after the Alwar-Pokkiri clash in 2007 and Jilla-Veeram in 2014. However, industry insiders believe that a direct clash will be averted to ensure both the films get good number of screens.
‘AK 61’ is Ajith’s film with director H Vinoth after ‘Nerkonda Paarvai’ and ‘Valimai’. Boney Kapoor’s Bayview Projects LLP and Zee Studios are jointly producing the film, shoot for which is still progressing. Touted to be a heist thriller, the film has Malayalam actress Manju Warrier as the female lead. The makers were initially planning a Deepavali release in October, but they have decided against it due to the extensive CG works.
Vijay’s ‘Varisu’ on the other hand is nearing completion. Directed by Vamshi Paidipally, the film is a family drama with a big star cast. While Rashmika Mandanna plays the female lead, actors like Sarathkumar, Prabhu, Prakash Raj, Srikanth, Khusboo, Sangeetha, Shaam and Jayasudha are also part of the cast. Produced by Dil Raju and Sirish under Sri Venkateswara Creations, the film will also be releasing in Telugu as ‘Vaarasudu’.