The hit actor-director duo of Vijay and Atlee are back with their new yet untitled movie, which is known as Thalapathy 61 among Vijay fans. Atlee and Vijay would be looking for a similar or a bigger box office result as their first movie Theri, which released in 2016. The much-awaited movie was initially rumoured to star three beautiful actresses – Jyothika, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Kajal Aggarwal but now there seems to be a drastic change in the female casting for this movie. Jyothika and Vijay last shared screen space 14 years ago in the movie Thirumalai released in 2003 and when the news of them being back in a movie together broke it caused much frenzy among their fans.
If rumours are to be believed, Jyothika has pulled out of the project citing date issues. Guess who is reportedly taking her place? None other than Nithya Menen who has been on every south director's radar after giving back to back successful hit movies like O Kadhal Kanmani (2015) opposite Dulquer Salmaan, Iru Mugan (2016) opposite Vikram and Janata Garage (2016) opposite Jr. NTR. With her natural screen presence and a cute smile, she may be exactly what the film needs, a brilliant performer. While Vijay has done movies with Samantha (Theri) and Kajal (Jilla), it would be interesting to see the fresh pairing of Nithya and Ilayathalapathy Vijay.
With the filming already underway and so much buzz around the final casting of this movie already, we wonder when an official confirmation will be made by the movie team. We hope soon because all this wait is killing us!