When it comes to superstars like Thalapathy Vijay, the moment they're done with one movie, everybody keenly looks forward to any little update about their next venture without so much as affording any breathing space for their previous project to settle. And when the previous one was a huge hit as was in the case of Vijay's Master, then the anticipation for new updates on his next rise further — such is the enamour of true-blue superstars in the country, which will never fade. Keeping that in mind, have we got a hot, juicy INSIDE SCOOP for you on Vijay's next movie, tentatively titled Thalapathy 65.
BollywoodLife has exclusively learned that not one, not two, but as many as three top current leading ladies of Indian cinema are in the race to star opposite Thalapathy Vijay in his 65th film. We spoke to renowned industry tracker and trade analyst Ramesh Bala, who has informed us that the makers of Thalapathy 65 are keen to cast either Rashmika Mandanna, Kiara Advani or Pooja Hegde as the leading lady opposite Vijay in the movie. Well, given that all three are among the top young faces in Indian cinema, with each having considerable pan-India appeal — Rashmika in the South, Kiara in Bollywood, and Pooja across industries — the choices do make considerable business and creative sense, don't they?
“I know they're looking at three heroines, Rashmika Mandanna, Pooja Hegde and Kiara Advani, and I think they have finalised one. Usually, they finalise it (the lead actress) very close to the shooting date or even if they finalise it (earlier), they only announce it close to when the shooting begins, that's how they operate,” said Ramesh Bala.
Thalapathy 65 will be directed by Nelson Dilipkumar of Kolamavu Kokila fame. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, popular for his roles in Bollywood, but having also tasted success in Kollywood with Rajinikanth's Petta, is touted to have been zeroed in as the main antagonist of the film.
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