Vijay's film with director Chimbudevan, referred to as "Vijay 58," went on floors a few days ago in Chennai. The film's shooting commenced with a song shoot, featuring Vijay and Hansika, at a set erected on the outskirts of Chennai.
Veteran actress Sridevi will be joining the team later this week and the first schedule of the film is expected to go on for 45 days.
There have been several rumours doing the rounds regarding "Vijay 58" ever since the film was announced. Latest buzz on social media sites is that the film might hit the screens for Diwali 2015.
"Thala 56," to be directed by Siruthai Siva, is all set to go on floors soon. The film will feature comedian Santhanam alongside Ajith, while details about the other cast and crew members are still awaited. While "Veeram" was set in a rural area, "Thala 56" will have an urban backdrop, according to reports.
Speculations are rife that "Thala 56" will also be a Diwali 2015 treat for Ajith fans. If it turns out to be true, then the Vijay starrer might clash with Ajith's film
Diwali has been lucky for both Vijay and Ajith as some of their films released during that period have turned out to be hits.
Ajith's "Arrambam," which hit theatres during the festival period last year, fared well at the box office. Similarly, Vijay's Diwali 2014 release, "Kaththi", has emerged as one of the biggest hits in the history of Tamil cinema.
It will be a real treat for the fans if both "Vijay 58" and "Thala 56" clash at the box office. In the past, Vijay and Ajith's films have clashed on numerous occasions.
The last time, their films locked horns was in January 2014 when "Jilla" and "Veeram" released on the same day. However, it needs to be seen whether the makers of "Vijay 58" and "Thala 56" will take the risk of releasing the films on the same day as both might end up eating into each other's business.
An official announcement regarding the films' release dates are still awaited.