Why Gautham chose Vivek for Thala 55?

Vivek’s gags and antics with Ajith in Vaali and Kadhal Mannan are still afresh. And then, he acted alongside Ajith in Director Vijay’s debut film Kreedam 7 years back. Cut to 2014, Vivek has bagged a role in one of the important films in Thala’s career. Vivek was thrilled to bits when he received a call from Thala 55’s director Gautham Menon. It also marks Vivek’s reunion with Gautham Menon after more than a decade. Vivek played a pivotal role as one of Maddy’s friends in Gautham’s debut film Minnale.

Why did Gautham choose Vivek for Thala 55? Apparently, a preview of Naan Thaan Bala, in which Vivek plays the lead role, was showed to important personalities from the industry and Gautham was also a part of it. After watching the film, Gautham remarked that he completely forgot comedian Vivek while watching it since the latter’s character has serious shades to it. Later, the filmmaker decided to offer Vivek a role in Ajith’s film which demanded both comedy and emotions.