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Nikhila Vimal and Sibiraj to play lead roles in director Vinod's next


Nikhila, who has until now been seen only as a girl from the rural areas onscreen, will, for the first time play an urban girl in this movie that is being produced by Vijay K Chelliah.

Manigandan KR

Actress Nikhila Vimal, who made an impact with her sterling performance in the Tamil film Vetrivel which featured director Sasikumar in the lead, will next be seen in a yet to be titled Tamil film featuring Sibiraj.

The team of the film, which is being directed by Vinod, made an official announcement to this effect.

The film, sources say, will be an action thriller. Nikhila, who has so far played roles of a village belle, will for the first time play an urban girl in this movie that is being produced by Vijay K Chelliah.

"The audience would have seen me as a village girl in all my earlier films. However, for the first time, they will see me in a city-based character. I am cast opposite Sibiraj in the film and both of us work as animators in the same company in the film," says the actress, who goes on to add that she is proud to be a part of this film which looks to highlight a social issue.

The team is expected to begin work on the film in Kashmir. Says a source, "The unit will first shoot in Kashmir. Then, they will shoot at Pollachi and then in Chennai."