Chennai, January 28 - The fans of Tamil superstar Ajith Kumar have been waiting for the release of "Valimai" for a long time. The movie was all set to release on Pongal 2022 but due to the 3rd covid-19 wave, makers postponed the release. It will now release at February end or in March this year.
Meanwhile, Thala Ajith is readying to kickstart the shoot of his next film, in which he will be reuniting with "Valimai" director and producer duo of H Vinoth and Boney Kapoor. Now, according to the latest reports, actress Tabu has been roped in to play the female lead.
While the official announcement is yet to be made, Tabu is set to romance Thala Ajith on the big screen after 22 years. The duo was last seen as lead actors in the Tamil romantic film "Kandukondain Kandukondain", directed and co-written by Rajiv Menon. The film was based on Jane Austen's novel and it starred Mammootty, Aishwarya Rai, Srividya, and Raghuvaran in supporting roles.
Tentatively titled #AK61, the movie will mark Tabu's return to Tamil cinema after 9 years. The last Tamil movie she did was "David", which also starred Vikram, Jiiva, Lara Dutta, Isha Sharvani, and Nassar in key roles. However, despite positive reviews, the movie did not perform well at the box office.
Meanwhile, #AK61 will see Thala Ajith playing a negative role after a long time. The movie is currently in the pre-production stage and will go on floors in March 2022. It is planned to be shot in multiple locations in India and overseas over a period of 6-7 months.
Tabu, on the other hand, will next star in horror-comedy "Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2", due on March 25. It also stars Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani in the lead role.