Kannada star Sudeep has reportedly signed an untitled Tamil movie, which has Ilayathalapathy Vijay in the lead role.
This film is produced by Selvakumar and Shibu, and it is not clear whether Sudeep will be playing a negative role in the movie.
Reports indicate that Sudeep will play a "parallel" role alongside Vijay in this movie. If that is true, this will be Sudeep`s first straight movie in Tamil. His Telugu movie, Eega, was dubbed as Naan Ee and released in Tamil.
Though he was offered several other projects in Tamil subsequently, he rejected them because all of them had negative shades.
The Tamil movie will be directed by Chimbudevan. There are speculations that a leading actress from Bollywood will be the heroine in this movie.
It will be interesting to see how Sudeep`s character in the Tamil movie is evolved considering he does not have a huge fan base in Tamil Nadu unlike in Karnataka.
Sudeep is playing the cards close to his chest contending that the Tamil movie belongs to adventure-fantasy genre and is a well-crafted script that suits him.
He might play an important role in superstar Rajinikanth`s next untitled movie to be directed by K S Ravikumar. However, producer Rockline Venkatesh is yet to confirm the same.
Meanwhile, Sudeep is gearing up for the release his next Kannada movie Manikya, which is a remake of the hit Telugu movie Mirchi. Subsequently, he will be seen in another Kannada movie to be directed Nanda Kishore.