Every bit of information about the Ajith-starrer Billa 2, a sequel to his highly successful Billa, is making news.
After selecting former Miss World runner-up Parvathi Omanakkuttan for the lead role, the film's director, Chakri, has signed Vidyut Jammwal as the antagonist to Ajith's Billa.
Vidyut played the villain in Nishikant Kamath's Hindi film Force, a remake of Gautham Vasudev Menon's Kaakha Kaakha. Just as Jeevan made a name for himself in Kaakha Kaakha, Vidyut's debut in the Hindi version was termed equally sensational.
Vidyut has also worked with Junior NTR in two Telugu films this year -- Shakti and Oosaraveli.
A national-level gymnast, Vidyut started training in Kalaripayattu at the age of three. He is also trained in jujitsu and kung-fu.
On playing the villain in Billa 2, Vidyut said, "It is like a dream to be making my debut in the Tamil film industry with Ajith Sir. I am delighted to be a part of the Billa franchise and can't wait to start work on the film."
Billa 2 finished its first 30-day schedule in Hyderabad and Vizag and the second schedule in Goa [ Images ] lasted for 39 days. In the third week of November, the unit will leave for Georgia for the final 20-day schedule of the film.
The film is being readied for release in April 2012.