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Nayanthara starts shooting for Vijay-starrer Thalapathy 63


Having recently completed shooting her portion in Sivakarthikeyan’s Mr Local (2019), the actress took a brief break before joining the sets of this project.

Nayanthara in Aramm (2017)

Haricharan Pudipeddi

Vijay and director Atlee – best known for films such as Theri (2016) and Mersal (2017) – have joined hands for the third time for a project currently dubbed as Thalapathy 63. Last December, a formal pooja was organized to mark the beginning of the film’s regular shoot in Chennai.

On Tuesday, 12 March, Nayanthara joined the sets of the film for regular shooting. This will be her second time collaboration with Vijay after Prabhudeva- directed Villu (2009).

Having recently completed shooting her portion in Sivakarthikeyan’s Mr Local (2019), Nayanthara took a brief break before joining the sets of this project.

Meanwhile, rumours are already doing the rounds that Vijay will be seen in the role of a coach in the film. However, neither the makers nor Atlee has verified these reports. Apparently, Vijay has worked closely with a trainer to shed weight for the project.

It has already been confirmed Kathir, Yogi Babu and Vivek will be seen playing pivotal roles in the film. Daniel Balaji, usually seen playing negative roles, has also been roped in for a crucial role. The film has been confirmed as Diwali 2019 release.

To be bankrolled by AGS Entertainment, the project will have music by AR Rahman and it will be his third collaboration with Vijay in a row after Mersal and Sarkar (2018).

In an interview to entertainment portal Indiaglitz.com, Rahman confirmed that the yet-untitled film will be sports-based.

Vijay’s last release was Sarkar, which hit the screens during Diwali festival last year. Directed by AR Murugadoss, the film revolved around NRI Sundar Ramaswamy, played by Vijay, as he decides to investigate the person who illegally casts his vote.