A role that many actors including Karthika and Taapsee backed off from, has caught the fancy of Anjali. This is the role of the second heroine for Vishal in 'Madha Gaja Raja' (MGR). It has been confirmed that Anjali has taken up the role. Varalakshmi Sarathkumar plays the other female lead in the film.
This is the third time for Anjali to work with director Sundar C after 'Ayudham Seyvom' and 'Kalakalappu'. She shared screen space with him in the first movie, while Sundar C directed her in the latter.
According to a source close to the 'Angadi Theru' fame actress, Sundar C wanted only Anjali to play the role in the film right from when 'Kalakalappu' was being made. “The director really likes Anjali’s work and had cast her for 'MGR' as well. But she didn’t have the dates required and that’s when Sundar started looking for other options. She has now managed to accommodate 'MGR' in her schedule,” said the source.
While Anjali hasn’t listened to the script yet, her role is expected to be similar to the one in 'Kalakalappu', a heady mix of glamour and acting.
The actress is likely to join the crew on July 10 after completing a few portions for A R Murugadoss’ next production with his brother Saravanan in the lead. The shooting of her portions in her other Tamil film 'Settai' will begin only in August.
'MGR' has Santhanam, Prakash Raj, Nithin Sathya and Sadagopan Ramesh in important roles, while Sada has performed an item number with Vishal. It is reported that Sundar C has decided to go to China to shoot the song sequences.