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In a move that has come as a pleasant jolt of surprise to ardent fans of South superstar Vijaykanth, actress Angelina Jolie has confirmed that she will be acting in a new Tamil movie opposite the Tamil matinee idol. That Angelina Jolie is a diehard fan of Vijaykanth since her childhood is well known outside India, and she has frequently expressed her desire to act opposite the legend.
In a recent interview to Vanity Fair magazine, she expressed her admiration for the actor, saying, “Vijaykanth is one of the most handsome actors in the movie industry today and his sex appeal is unrivalled.” When prodded further, Angeline revealed, “The only reason Brad Pitt did not cross over to Indian movie industry is because he knew he couldn’t win over Vijaykanth’s fans or match his acting prowess”. Incidentally, Brad has revealed in the latest Men’s Health issue that he considers Vijaykanth as his workout guru and has hung posters of the latter all around his Bel Air home for inspiration.
The Jolie-Captian flick has been tentatively titled: “Star Wars: The Return of the Gaptan”, and the director of the movie, Steven Spielberg, struggled to hold back tears when asked about the project. “Vijaykanth is the reason I entered the movie industry. Actually I wanted him to act in Jurassic Park in a major role that I had specifically written for him, but he couldn’t do the movie because of date problems. My greatest wish in life has been fulfilled and I will retire from the movie business since I have nothing else to achieve”. When questioned as to what role was originally envisioned for Vijaykanth inJurassic Park, Spielberg refused to disclose, citing legal reasons, but hinted that “his was a larger-than-human character, full of anger and resentment, ran on two legs and had lots of action scenes throughout the movie.”
Vijaykanth could not be reached for comment as he is shooting his current movie titled “Tsunami is No Match for Me” – also starring Natalie Portman and Ben Kingsley – in Syria. Captain’s character in the movie is a one-man army who assists Syrian President Bashar Al-assad in quelling the rebellion in his country.
Unconfirmed reports also state that US President Obama consults with Vijaykanth on a regular basis regarding measures to spruce up the US Army. One of Vijaykanth’s best known training sessions involves dodging, deflecting and redirecting bullets using Kung Fu, and he reportedly provides training to armies all over the world on a regular basis in tactical warfare.
One would remember the cover story on Time Magazine last year, where Vijaykanth categorically rejected insinuations that he provided army training for his personal gain, stating: “It is for the warld bees (sic)”.