Ajith’s next is not a remake of Race

ANUPAMA SUBRAMANIAN DECCAN CHRONICLE

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The latest rumour making the rounds is that Ajith’s upcoming film with filmmaker Vishnuvardhan, is inspired by the Bollywood blockbuster Race.

The movie has Arya as the other protagonist, and stunning Nayanthara playing Ajith’s romantic interest.

Rubbishing the rumours, a close source from the production house of the untitled film cleared the air.

“When Ajith and Vishnu decided to join hands once again for producer A.M. Ratnam, initially it was suggested that we remake Race, as there was not much time to write a fresh script. But, that idea was brushed aside and Vishnu sat with writers Suba (Suresh and Balakrishnan) and came up with a brilliant script. So, this one is new, with no traces of Race in it,“ the source explained.

Insiders divulged more info about Ajith’s character. Thala will be seen in a role with grey shades, which is touted to be much bigger than the one he essayed in Mankatha. That apart, we also hear that Ajith continues his `salt n pepper’ look in the new film as well, and is sporting a pair of spectacles.

After a frantic schedule in Mumbai, the unit has shifted to Bengaluru where a part of the story unfolds. It’s been hectic for the last few days in the Garden City, with Atul Kulkarni and Mahesh Manjrekar who play the baddies, joining the shoot from today, a unit hand disclosed.

Source: Deccan Chronicle (Dated: 20-6-2012)

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