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Vijay 58 starts rolling

Chennai, Nov 13 (TruthDive): Shooting for the next project of Illayathalapathy, tentatively titled Vijay 58, started rolling on Wednesday, November 12.

In this new project, directed by Chimbudevan, Vijay plays dual roles with Hansika, Shruti Haasan, Sridevi and Kicha Sudeep. The movie, produced by P T Selvakumar and Shibu Thameens, is touted to be a semi fantasy drama. Devi Sri Prasad is composing music for the film.

Shooting for Vijay 58 started with a grand song and the first schedule of shooting is said to last for 45 days. Before the start of the shooting, a pooja was performed at around 9.30 am with Vijay, Hansika and many film personalities in attendance.

A massive castle set has been erected at the ECR and a song is being shot at that set. Vijay and Haniska are working for the song, along with 160 to 180 dancers, who have come from Bangalore and Mumbai. The song is being choreographed by Raju Sundaram. This particular song sequence is likely to continue for nearly 5 days and after that, shooting for the talkie portion would continue.

The costumes and make-up of Hansika has clearly made evident that she plays the role of a princess in the song and the director has taken great caution in designing her looks.

Hanishka, who got excited on the first day of the shoot, took to the micro blogging site Twitter and posted her comments. She posted, “#Vijay58 song shoot, set, costume, production values ….MASSIVE !!! Perfect start”.

Chimbudevan has said 140 days are needed to do the shooting for the whole movie and he has planned to do one third of the shooting for the movie in this huge castle set. Sandalwood actor Sudeep will play the antagonist role and will join the shooting on November 14. Sridevi plays the queen of the kingdom and Sudeep plays the role of being a commander.

The makers of the movie are targeting Vijay 58 for 2015 summer release.