"Akshara plays the second leading lady and she has an action-oriented role. While Ajith will be seen as an Interpol agent, Akshara will be seen as his partner," a source from the film's unit told IANS.
The film will be directed by Siva and will be predominantly shot abroad including places such as Bulgaria where the makers will shoot the first schedule for 40 days
"The colour palette for Billa was black and white and they were all solid colour formal suits. But in Kabali, I have used a lot of plaids, tweeds and herringbone four piece suits and some casual jackets teamed with denims," said costume designer Anu Vardhan
Thala 57 will mark the third collaboration of Ajith and director Siva after Veeram and Vedalam
Ajith's Vedalam has raked in Rs 15.5 crores on day one and around Rs 12 crores on the second day, and has left behind superstar Rajinikanth's Lingaa whose opening day collections read Rs 13 crores in 2014. Experts say that Ajith, who has a huge fan following down South, could be the next superstar of Tamil cinema.
Superstar Rajinikanth joined other members of the Tamil Nadu film fraternity on a hunger strike in Chennai, to show solidarity with Lankan Tamils.