Earlier this week, during an event at the Saveetha Medical College in Chennai, blockbuster Tamil filmmaker Venkat Prabhu spoke about his original plans for the sequel to Ajith Kumar's Mankatha. Addressing students at the event, the hit director revealed for the first time how he had initially intended for Mankatha 2 to be made only with Ajith and 'Thalapathy' Vijay. Venkat Prabhu stated that he discussed the project with both superstars at the time adding that it should have materialized at the time but didn't eventually transpire. 

Venkat Prabhu has often expressed his desire to team up with Ajith once again for Mankatha 2, with the filmmaker also catching up with the actor during a casual meet in Hyderabad in early 2019 during the filming of Nerkonda Paarvai. Mankatha, which released in 2011, continues to enjoy a cult status among fans and went on to become one of the biggest hits in Ajith’s career and showed the superstar acing his role in negative shades. Venkat Prabhu, whose Maanaadu with Silambarasan TR last year became a huge box office success, has now for the first time revealed his intention to make Mankatha 2 with Ajith and Vijay on the big screen and it now remains to be seen whether any such developments on the project happen in the future. Watch the video below:

A black comedy action-crime film, Mankatha saw Ajith appearing alongside 'Action King' Arjun, who played the role of a cop to a tee, with the film going on to become one of the biggest blockbusters. As for their upcoming ventures, Venkat Prabhu will be making his directorial debut in Telugu cinema in Naga Chaitanya's tentatively titled NC22, which will also be coming out in Tamil. As for Ajith, the actor is currently shooting for AK 61 with H. Vinoth, and is being produced by Boney Kapoor, with the actor also announced to join hands for the first time with director Vignesh Shivan for AK 62 under the Lyca Productions banner. Vijay, on the other hand, is at present working in Thalapathy 66, under Telugu producer Dil Raju's Sri Venkateswara Creations banner and directed by Vamshi Paidipally, with Rashmika Mandanna playing the female lead. Despite no official announcement yet, there is a strong talk surrounding Thalapathy 67 as well and how it will be a reunion for Vijay with Lokesh Kanagaraj after their money-spinner Master.