“Thalapathy Vijay Pushed Me To Do Rajini Project” – Nelson Dilipkumar

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Nelson Dilipkumar, in his recent interview with Ananda Vikatan, revealed that actor Vijay boosted his confidence in narrating script to Superstar Rajinikanth. It was recently announced by Sun Pictures that Nelson who us currently directing “Beast” is going to direct “Thalaivar 169” as well. Nelson, in his interview with Vikatan, said that he felt hesitant initially to narrate script to Rajinikanth and felt confident only after Vijay’s words.

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It has been officially announced that Nelson Dileepkumar who debuted through “Kolamaavu Kokila” to Tamil film industry, is going to direct Super star Rajinikanth in his next film which is tentatively titled as “Thalaivar 169”. Anirudh is going to compose music for the film with Sun pictures producing Super star again after “Annatthe”. The promo video showed Superstar Rajinikanth sitting in a chair with his very own swag by having Nelson and Anirudh aside.

The growth of Nelson Dileepkumar after directing just two released films is being admired by the fans. He who got committed to direct Vijay’s “Beast” before the release of “Doctor”, got committed to direct “Thalaivar 169” before the release of “Beast”. Thought, it could seem that the filmmaker grew to this level in a span of just 4 years, there is years and years of hard work underneath.


Starting his career in Vijay Television, Nelson was supposed to launch as a filmmaker years ago through “Vettai Mannan” but the film got dropped due to unknown reasons. However, he managed to make a come back through the Nayanthara starrer and is currently acting as one of the leading filmmakers in film industry.

In his recent interaction with Vikatan, Nelson revealed that Vijay suggested him to narrate script to Superstar Rajinikanth. “We all know that Vijay sir is a biggest fan of Rajinikanth sir. At that time, “Beast” shooting was going on in full swing. Vijay sir asked me why shouldn’t I try narrating a script to Superstar Rajinikanth who was hearing scripts for his next project” Nelson said in the interview.


“I had a huge hesitation as Rajinikanth sir is a legend and how I could I direct him. Vijay sir broke my hesitation by saying “Just prepare a story for him. It will happen for you”. After getting the spark through his words, I decided to start preparing a story. Vijay sir kept motivating me. He said “Start preparing the story now. It will be apt to finish this project and to start that”. His positivity made things possible” said Nelson in the Vikatan’s interview.


Meanwhile, it has been announced that the trailer of “Beast” which is going to release in theatres on 13th of April, is going to be released on YouTube on 2nd of April 6 PM. The announcement has raised the anticipation level to a new level. As far as “Thalaivar 169” is concerned, a recent update says that Priyanka Mohan of “Doctor” fame has been brought into the cast.

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