Abhay Deol Signs Up To Play Lead Antagonist opposite Sivakarthikeyan

Mohnish Singh |Jul 20, 2019

The Bollywood actor was most recently seen in the Netflix original “Chopstick”, which received mixed response from the audience. He is now set to play the lead antagonist in forthcoming Tamil film “Hero”.

Abhay Deol is headed off to the Tamil film industry with an upcoming film titled Hero. Last seen in Netflix’s Chopsticks (2019) opposite Mithila Palkar, the handsome star has been signed on to play the lead antagonist in the forthcoming Tamil movie which stars Sivakarthikeyan as the male lead. KJR Studios, the banner behind the project, shared the news on social media.

For the unversed, Hero will be the second Tamil film for the actor. Abhay Deol made his Tamil debut with the yet-to-be-released fantasy film Idhu Vedhalam Sollum Kathai, co-starring Ashwin Kakumanu and Aishwarya Rajesh.

The actor is said to be essaying the character of King Vikramaditya in the movie. Abhay Deol had learned Tamil to get into the skin of the character. That training is going to help him during the shoot of Hero for sure.

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Hero is being touted to be an action-thriller. Filmmaker P. S. Mithran, who rose to prominence after helming his directorial debut Irumbu Thirai (2018), has been roped in to call the shots for the project. Hero will mark the Tamil debut of celebrated filmmaker Priyadarshan’s daughter Kalyani Priyadarshan.

Kalyani has previously starred in such Telugu films as Hello (2017) and Chitralahari (2017). Besides Hero, she is also doing two more Telugu movies titled Maanaadu and Vaan. Apart from Abhay Deol, Sivakarthikeyan and Kalyani Priyadarshan, Hero also stars Arjun Sara and Ivana.

The action thriller, which began production in the month of March earlier this year, is being bankrolled by Kotapadi Rajesh. George C. Williams has come on board as the cinematographer, while Yuvan Shankar Raja is composing music for the film.


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