Vijay will be playing a magician in his upcoming Tamil action-drama Mersal directed by Atlee. The actor has been trained by renowned illusionist Gogo for the film.
The latter posted on Twitter about this, saying, “Joseph Vijay. One of the most popular actors from India/Tamil. I had the huge honour to work with him in May on his new upcoming movie.”
In response to a fan’s question, Gogo added, “Can’t tell too much. Believe me, the magic portions will astonish you.”
Joseph Vijay...one of the most popular actors from India/Tamil.— Gogo Requiem (@GogoRequiem) August 29, 2017
I had a huge honor to work with him in may 2017 on the new upcoming movie. pic.twitter.com/xKY2HDrj6s
The film also features Vijay in the roles of a panchayat head and a doctor. Mersal marks the second time Vijay and Atlee are collaborating after Theri.
The film, which also stars Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha, and Nithya Menen as the leading ladies and SJ Suryah as the antagonist, has music by AR Rahman.
Slated for a Diwali release, Mersal is produced by Sri Thenandal Films.