There was a time when actor Vadivelu was cast in almost every film that was made in Tamil cinema. Literally, filmmakers and producers would line up to get the call sheet of the comedian. Such was the reception he enjoyed among the audience of Tamil cinema. But after his tussle with director Shankar while shooting for the sequel of his hit venture Imsai Arasan 23RD Pulikesi a red card was laid on the actor banning him from starring in films. The ban kept the actor from the industry for a long time. Even his absence from the industry did not result in his loss of fame as he was the content for meme creators in the state. He went viral with the hashtag Pray For Nesamani in the year 2019. Recently, the actor met with the chief minister of Tamil Nadu M. K. Stalin sought his support to lift the ban on him. Now, actor Vaigai Puyal Vadivelu is back with vengeance and has inked a five-film deal with the Lyca Production House.
As part of the deal, the first film will be his upcoming venture titled Naai Sekar Returns which is helmed by director Suraj of Marudhamalai fame. Recently, the actor shot for a song under the choreography of dance master Prabhu Deva at a studio in Chennai. Director Suraj who witnessed Vadivelu shaking his leg for the song is surprised by his dancing ability, and has spoken about it. Talking to a leading media house, the director said, “We have a funny number in the film that comprises funny elements like the ones in Oorvasi and Petta Rap. So, I thought it would be good to bring master Prabhu Deva to choreograph the number. When we approached him, he agreed without hesitation. The number has come out well and Vadivelu has done some amazing moments in the song. I am sure the audience will love it.”
The production house recently shared a picture from the song shoot on their twitter handle, and wrote, “Excited to announce Prabhu Deva master has choreographed a song for Naai Sekar Returns. Witness our Vaigai Puyal Vadivelu’s thaaru maaru moves again.”
Apart from actor Vadivelu, the film has actress Sivaangi Krishnakumar of Cook With Comali fame essaying the role of the actor. The film has an ensemble cast that has actors Redin Kingsley, Shivani Narayanan, Anandaraj, Munishkanth, Rao Ramesh, RJ Vigneshkanth, Sanjana Singh, Lollu Sabha Seshu, and Prashanth Rangaswamy in various other supporting roles. Music director Santhosh Narayanan has handled the musical instruments for the entertainer. Cinematographer S. Yuvan has cranked the camera for the film. Editor Selva R. K will be taking care of the editing department. The film is funded by Subaskaran Allirajah under the banner house Lyca Productions.
On the work front, actor Vadivelu who was last seen on screens in Mersal is currently busy shooting for Naai Sekar Returns. He will soon begin to shoot for his upcoming project titled Maamannan under the direction of film maker Mari Selvaraj in which he will be sharing the screen space with actors Fahadh Faasil and Keerthy Suresh.