Just yesterday the first look for Arun Vijay’s Boxer came out and today he starts his other project. Times have changed for him!

After releasing a stunning first look, Karthick Naren has begun shooting for Mafia, starring Arun Vijay today. Karthick Naren says that are kick-starting the shoot from July 6 and will be wrapping it up in a 37-day schedule.

The Dhuruvangal 16 fame director adds, “Soon after completing the script, I felt that Arun Vijay would suit the role, especially after watching Thadam. However, I wasn’t sure if he would be showing interest towards my script as he already has a lot of projects that are in different stages of production. To my surprise, he instantly gave his nod without even giving any suggestions or changes. It is same with Lyca Productions, who, despite working on multiple projects at a grander scale and bigwigs, didn’t have any promptings from their end. On my part, I feel responsible to deliver a promising film within the agreed upon time.”

The young and happening filmmaker clarifies that Arun Vijay isn’t playing a gangster. “No, this isn’t going to be a film that delves into the North Chennai terrain. Mafia will have a different premise and that’s all I can reveal for now.”

Going on to speak about others in the star cast, he says, “Prasanna will be seen in a much different role, one which is substantial and completely in contrast to what he has done so far. It’s same with Priya Bhavani Shankar, who will be appearing in a different role and makeover too.”

While Jakes Bejoy is composing music, Gokul Benoy is handling cinematography. The rest of the cast and crew will be announced shortly.