The latest buzz is that Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan will produce Tamil superstar Ajith Kumar’s ‘Thala 58’ under his home banner Amitabh Bachchan Corporation.
If everything goes as per plan, the 73-year-old legendary actor will be producing his second Tamil film. This will also be his second collaboration with Ajith. Amitabh had earlier produced Ajith and Vikram starrer Ullaasam in 1997. It is now speculated that Big B is set to make a comeback as Tamil film producer with ‘Thala 58.’
Atlee and Vishnuvardhan are the two directors in the race to helm this project. Thanks to the box office success of Vijay’s Theri, which had minted over Rs100 Crore worldwide, Atlee is one of the frontrunners to helm this project. Vishnuvardhan, who directed Ajith in ‘Billa’ and ‘Arambham,’ is also in the news to direct ‘Thala 58,’ a historical project about a Chola King.
An official confirmation on this is yet to be made.