Vijay's Jilla to clash with Ajith's Veeram for Pongal
Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s ‘Jilla’ has been confirmed to lock horns with Thala Ajith’s ‘Veeram’ at the box office during Pongal 2014.
"Jilla" has a big star cast including Malayalam actor Mohanlal and veteran actress Poornima Bhagyaraj. Parotta Suri and Vidyulekha Raman will provide comic relief in the action entertainer. The other members of the cast include Ravi Mariya, Thambi Ramaiah and Mahat Raghavendra.
After the success of "Thalaivaa", fans are waiting for "Jilla" release. Reports suggesting that the film is unlikely to release on Pongal could come in as a big disappointment to them. According to Behindwoods, the makers of "Jilla" are targeting summer 2014 to release the film as it is a full-fledged commercial entertainer.
The shoot of Vijay’s Jilla directed by Nesan was delayed with Mohanlal’s illness. With the actor set to return to the shooting and alloted dates on a priority basis to the film, the makers are looking at a sentimental Pongal release.
Produced by R B Chowdhary, Jilla has Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal and Mohanlal in the lead with Mahat playing an important role as Vijay’s brother, while Ajith’s Veeram has Tamanaah pairing up with him. The last time the two stars’ films hit screens together was in 2007, when Vijay’s Pokkiri and Ajith’s Alwar released.
The two stars, who have a huge fan base, have clashed before at the box office too — if Bhagavathi and Villain hit screens in 2002, Thirumalai and Anjaneya released in 2003, and Aadhi and Paramasivam in 2006.