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Ajith Kumar's 'AK61' is in the search of superstar actors for the female lead and a key character!

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 • Tamil Comments
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Ajith Kumar's fans have been eagerly waiting for their idol's highly-anticipated action thriller 'Valimai', written and directed by H Vinoth. Bankrolled by Boney Kapoor's Bayview Projects LLP and Zee Studios, the massive budget movie is tentatively scheduled to hit the screens worldwide on February 24.

On the other hand, it is already announced several months back that the ultimate star will be reuniting with H Vinoth and Boney Kapoor for his next project 'AK61', which is speculated to feature Ajith in a negative shade. Indiaglitz was the first to reveal that the star actor will allegedly share screen space with veteran actors Tabu, Prakash Raj and also reported that Malayalam superstar Mohanlal is in talks for an important role.

Now, the latest report suggests that the makers are in a hunt of casting for the female lead and a key character in 'AK61'. It is being buzzed that the team is in talks with top actors from multiple languages and they are trying to rope in one actress among the four in talks. Meanwhile, 'AK61' is all set to kickstart shooting from March 9 and the set construction is already in progress.

A source close to the film revealed, “It’s the role of a senior police commissioner and the makers are in the conversations with multiple actors from Malayalam and Telugu industry. They want to get an actor who adds further value to the casting and stands tall in front of Ajith Kumar’s persona. The team has initiated conversations with Nagarjuna and Mohanlal for the role of commissioner, but they aren’t the only two actors being considered. Talks are on with multiple other actors from Malayalam, Telugu as also the Hindi film industry and it will be one of these who will eventually do the role.”

While it isn’t a full-fledged role, as the story is centred around Ajith Kumar’s character with grey shades, it’s a power-packed appearance. “The actor in question will have to shoot for about 20 to 25 days. It’s the role of a police commissioner, who appears as a worthy opponent to Ajith Kumar. We would have a clarity on who eventually bags the role in next 15 days. Right now, as many as 5 to 6 credible actors are in the conversations, including Nagarjuna and Mohanlal from the top bracket,” the source added.

When talking about the search for the leading lady of 'AK61', the source keeps it short, “The conversations are on with Aditi Rao Hydari.” It is being learnt that she is one among the four actresses that are in the talks for this heist-based action thriller. The shoot will happen for 6 months starting from March 9 – which includes a blend of onset and real locations. It will be focussing on a Pongal 2023 release. “Ajith Kumar fans won’t have to wait long for the arrival of their superstar. It going to be a gap of less than a year between Valimai and AK 61,” the source promised.

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