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Only Vijay can replace Rajinikanth: T Siva

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Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 14:30 [IST]

Who will be the next Rajinikanth? According to T Siva, the answer is none other than Illayathalapathy Vijay. The Thuppakki star is the only star, who could replace the Endhiran actor, said Siva a few days ago.

T Siva has acquired the distribution rights of Vijay-starrer upcoming Tamil action-drama Thalaivaa. He acquired the distribution rights for his Vendhar Movies.

Speaking at a press meet, Siva claimed that Vijay's films create noise as much crazy as a Rajinikanth's movies. And he will be undoubtedly the next superstar of Tamil film industry.

"Only Vijay's films can create as much buzz as a Rajinikanth film. This is because he will be the next superstar and we all know it. Vijay has a fan base as big as Rajinikanth's and it is growing exponentially with every passing day," Siva said.

He defends his arguments by claiming that Vijay's movies sell like hot cakes because of his mass following. The actor turned 38 on Saturday (June 22). Continue reading the story on the slideshow...

Thalaivaa Rights In Demand

T Siva, who has bought the Thalaivaa rights, claimed that there has been a huge demand for the same.
He says, "Thalaivaa was sold out in all areas of Tamil Nadu within 48 hours since I bought it from its producer."

Vijay, A Bankable Star

"Such is the demand for a Vijay-starrer film and people buy it because it assures guaranteed returns on the investment," adds T Siva.

Three Hits On The Trot

Vijay has delivered three hits in a succession. After having a series of below-average films, the actor returned with bang with moderate hit Kaavalan. But it was Jayam Raja's Velayudham, which gave him much-needed hit.

Three And Counting...

Later, he delivered blockbuster Nanban, which was a remake of Bollywood hit movie 3 Idiots, directed by Shankar, and AR Murugadoss' Thuppakki, which is now being remade in Hindi.

Thalaivaa Now and Jilla After

Meanwhile, Vijay is busy with his next film Thalaivaa, which is directed by AL Vijay. The film stars Amala Paul in the female lead role. His other project is Jilla directed by Nesan. This film features Mohanlal and Kajal Aggarwal in the key roles.

Topics: vijay, thalaivaa, rajinikanth
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Story first published:  Monday, June 24, 2013, 12:24 [IST]
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