Duniya Vijay is very proud of his achievements in the industry. From being a junior artiste to becoming the leading man, producer, scriptwriter and then director with his next, Salaga, he has done pretty much everything. And direction, it would seem, is something he has taken a liking to, considering that his next will see him in the director’s chair again. The difference, though, is that Vijay will not act in this one.
“During the lockdown, I had written a few scripts, one of which I quite like, but does not suit me as an actor. It is a very youthful love story, apt for someone in the age group 18-22 years. I am looking at introducing a new lead pair with this as-yet-untitled film,” says Vijay, who is looking at going on floors with the project soon after the festive season. Vijay adds that he will announce his lead pair during the Dasara festivities.
As for his debut directorial, the actor is not sure about a release date yet. A source from the production house indicates that the earliest fans could expect it is in January 2021. But this has not been confirmed. Salaga, incidentally, was supposed to be an Ugadi release this year, but the pandemic derailed all those plans.
Salaga, is a love story set against an underworld backdrop and pairs Vijay with SanjanaAnand. The film also stars Dhananjaya in a pivotal role. It has music by Charan Raj.