Director Hari and fiery young star Vishal have quite a good working relationship, as both worked together in Thamirabharani, which was one of Vishal’s early ones and are now teaming up again in Poojai.
Vishal is producing Poojai under the banner of his own company Vishal Film Factory, and the flick stars the stunning Shruthi Hassan opposite him. Yuvan Shankar Raja is composing the tunes in this one.
But it looks like there might have been quite an interesting incident at the location of the film’s shooting – no, it’s nothing scandalous; in fact it’s quite the opposite.
According to rumours, director Hari pitched a story to Vishal while working, and so impressed was Vishal that he immediately agreed to producing it under the banner of his new company. Here’s the kicker – Hari didn’t pitch a fully fledged story.. just a one liner about the plot!
My, my, what an interesting idea it must be that just that ‘nutshell presentation’ got the hero excited enough to produce it. We aren’t sure yet though if Vishal intends to tackle the lead in this mysterious story, though it wouldn’t be surprising given the actor’s successful track record in recent years.
His last film Naan Sigappu Manithan was received well by the audiences and the movie’s choice of unique subject matter, like narcolepsy, proved to be a winning formula. Vishal is already known for picking roles that challenge him and he has built for himself a reputation for being a very physical actor.
He was actually injured while filming recently for Poojai and had to receive multiple stitches but showed up to work again without much delay, thereby showing a profound sense of professionalism. Or maybe the fact that he is the producer of the film too may have factored in to it.
Let’s wait and see what the young and ambitious actor and the director have in store for us next..
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