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Vijay Sethupathi to star in silent movie Gandhi Talks

The film will be directed by Marathi filmmaker Kishor Pandurang Belekar, who wrote the screenplay and is producing the project.

Kishor Pandurang Belekar and Vijay Sethupathi

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Tamil star Vijay Sethupathi is all set to star in a silent movie, which comes 33 years after the last such endeavour, Kamal Haasan’s iconic Pushpak (1987). Titled Gandhi Talks, the film will be directed by Kishor Pandurang Belekar.

The filmmaker, who is also producing the movie, has said that it took him 19 years to complete the script. 

According to Belekar, Vijay was eager to do the film. “This project has been very close to my heart emotionally and when the actor himself relates to the idea and emotions, it is really a boon for the director. For me, Vijay Sethupathi is that actor, who can do justice to this challenging script with his performance. As soon as Vijay read the script, he completely understood my vision and approach," said Belekar in a statement. 

Belekar had been looking at actors from all industries to star in the project.

“Every director is looking for certain types of characteristics in his actors. While I was searching for the lead in B-Town [the Hindi film industry], I also started looking at other alternate industries and that’s how I came across Vijay Sethupathi. His acting skills, style statement, vocal dynamism is stupendous and that’s when I felt I found my lead star,” he said. 

Belekar said Vijay praised the actor's work ethic and down-to-earth nature. "I am really excited to work with him and start my dream project as soon as possible,” he said.

Belekar has made two Marathi movies, Sa Sasucha (2010) and Yeda (2013)