Pooja Hegde Salary for Beast
Pooja Hegde was offered ₹3.5 crore as a remuneration for the BEAST.
Pooja Hegde Salary for Beast
Pooja Hegde allotted 50 days for her role, and a remuneration of ₹3.5 crore was offered to her.
Beast Movie Vijay Salary
Vijay was initially said to receive ₹100 crore as a remuneration for BEAST, but due to the financial constraints owing to the pandemic situation he decided to waive off 30% from his salary, thus getting ₹70 crore as remuneration.
BEAST Movie Development
In January 2020, during the production of Master (2021), Vijay was reportedly signed for his next project backed by Kalanithi Maran’s Sun Pictures.
On 10 December 2020, Sun Pictures officially announced that Thalapathy 65 will be directed by Nelson Dilipkumar and Anirudh Ravichander was also brought on board to score music.
While the film was launched under the tentative title Thalapathy 65, the film’s title Beast was announced and launched the first look poster on 21 June 2021 on the eve of Vijay’s birthday.
Pooja Hegde Casting
In January 2021, Pooja Hegde was reported to be the lead actress, and hinted her inclusion in an online interview on February 2021. Her inclusion in the project was confirmed by Sun Pictures in an announcement video released on 24 March 2021. The film marks her return to Tamil cinema after a decade, following her debut in the film industry with Mugamoodi (2012).
BEAST First Look Poster
BEAST Second Look Poster
BEAST Movie Cast
Beast stars Pooja Hegde as the female lead opposite Thalapathy Vijay. While Yogi Babu, Selvaraghavan, Shine Tom Chacko, VTV Ganesh, Aparna Das, Lilliput Faruqui and Ankur Ajit Vikal will be seen in prominent supporting roles.
BEAST Movie Shooting Schedule
On 31 March 2021, the film was launched at Sun TV Studios, with a formal puja ceremony. After the 2021 Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly election, Vijay and Nelson headed to Georgia for the film’s shooting schedule on 7 April 2021. Sun Pictures released a post from the shooting location on 9 April, revealing that the film entered production.
The team initially planned to complete 30% of the film portions in Georgia and rest of the shoot in Chennai, because of restrictions due to the second wave of the pandemic. Vijay returned to Chennai on 26 April, after filming in Georgia for 15 days, where an introductory action sequence was shot.
For the second schedule, a huge shopping mall was replicated at the EVP Film City in Chennai since malls were shut in Tamil Nadu owing to COVID-19 restrictions. However, Vijay asked the team to suspend production due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and the state-wide lockdown prevailing in Tamil Nadu.
The song shoot of the film was scheduled for shoot on mid-May 2021, was also stalled after Hegde was diagnosed with COVID-19. Filming resumed in July 2021, with the second schedule lasting for 20 days, will feature a song sequence being picturised on Vijay and Hegde, choreographed by Jani Master. Later, another sequence was filmed at East Coast Road, where Valimai was being shot and a huge set was constructed at the location.
Reports also claimed that shooting of the film progressed in a star hotel in Chennai. The team moved to Gokulam Studios for filming major sequences. The film’s third schedule began in Chennai on 2 August 2021 and completed on 24 August 2021.
Reports claimed that The 4th schedule will resume again in Chennai on September first week! For the climax action sequences, the team planned to shoot the film in Russia within September 2021.
Touted to be a mass action thriller, Beast is likely to hit the screens next year Pongal 2022. After completing Beast, Vijay is likely to team up with producer Dil Raju and director Vamshi for a Tamil-Telugu bilingual.