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Is Ilayathalapathy Vijay most wanted actor in Tamil?

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Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 13:20 [IST]

Ilayathalapathy Vijay is undoubtedly one of the biggest selling stars in Tamil film industry. Among the present generation of actors, the Velayudham star is the most bankable actor with his movies turning out to be money-spinners in the recent years.

No other stars in the last couple of years have tasted success like Vijay. His last three movies - Jayam Raja's Velayudham, Shankar's Nanban and AR Murugadoss directorial Thuppakki - have redefined his career and have got thumbs up from all quarters. After delivering a series of flops between 2008 and 2010, Vijay tasted a moderate success in Kaavalan. Since then, the actor is unstoppable.

As a result, a big line of directors' queue is awaiting to work with Ilayathalapathy, who is busy with Thalaivaa directed by AL Vijay and will be starting Nesan's untitled project soon after. In the recent months, there have been many names doing rounds and some directors have expressed their wishes-plans to join hands with the Gilli star. Follow the slideshow to know who are all the directors...

KV Anand

KV Anand, who has a good success rate, wishes to work with Vijay. There are rumours that the director has met the actor recently and discussed about the film. However, the news is yet to arrive straight from the horse's mouth.

Sundar C

Director Sundar C seems to be getting ready to direct Ilayathalapathy Vijay. His wife and actress Kushboo has said that Sundar might direct Ilayathalapathy Vijay. If a subject suits the image of the actor, the director will be making a film with him. The buzz says that Sundar C has met the Velayudham star and narrated one-line story.

Ameer Sultan

Recently, Ameer Sultan expressed his desire to work with Vijay. However, it is not sure whether the director has a good script in hand.

Bala

Now, Bala too has joined the race. In an interview to a leading magazine, the director said that the actor expressed his wish to work with him. He said, "Vijay recently expressed his desire to work with me. The script for the Vijay's film should showcase Ilayathalapathy in a different platform and take him to higher level. So, it will only happen if I come up with such a script."

Gautham Menon

Last but not least is Gautham Menon. The filmmaker has been waiting to work with Vijay since 2003. First, the director approached Ilayathalapathy for Kaakha Kaakha, which the actor rejected. Then, last year, Gautham was all set to join hands with Vijay for Yohan and even had a photoshoot. Unfortunately, the film was dropped for some reason. However, the filmmaker is hopeful of working with him in future.

Topics: vijay, gautham menon, bala, kv anand, sundar sultan
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Story first published:  Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 12:48 [IST]
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