Vikram has an easy acceptability where ever he goes. He is unassuming and friendly. This was again pretty much in evidence as he addressed the media to promote his Bheema, a bi-lingual he is doing under the direction of Linguswamy. AM Rathnam produces the venture.
Trisha is the heroine while the big news is Nana Patekhar, the Bollywood baddie will be the villain on screen. Harris Jeyaraj provides the music while R D Rajasekhar cranks the film.
Kicking off the formal shoot yesterday, Rathnam said he was very comfortable working with Vikram. He had done Dhool (remade in Telugu as Sriram) before. With Linguswamy, he had done Run. 'So with very good experiences with both, I am happy to take up Bheema.'
The city-based story will be mass entertainer and will release for Diwali.
Linguswamy talked about how they convinced Nana Patekhar to work in the film. 'Vikram personally translated the story and script in English and Nana then agreed'. Nana will speak in his own voice in both Telugu and Tamil.
Bheema, Vikram said, was a commercial movie all right. But it was one with lot of scope for acting. Vikram has toned himself up after Majaa to suit the role of Bheema.
All told, Vikram looks like he is on another winning ticket.