The shooting spot pictures of Thalapathy Vijay’s Mersal went on to become viral on social networking sites. In the images doing the rounds on Twitter, there were banners with Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s pic and printed with lines indicating that the character name of the actor in the film is Maaran.
As reported earlier, one of the three roles of Vijay in Mersal is a doctor. Now with the leaked pics, it’s understood that Maaran is a caring doctor, who helps the needy and thus they call him ‘Maruthuvar Thilagam’.
Atlee of Theri fame is directing the film, which also has an ensemble of actors including Samantha, Nithya Menon, Kajal, Yogi Babu, Vadivelu, SJ Suryah, Sathyaraj, Sathyan and Kovai Sarala.
Sri Thenandal Films is bankrolling Mersal and Academy Award winning AR Rahman is scoring the music for the film.