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Kiara Advani in talks for ‘Thalapathy 64’ opposite Vijay

Bollywood actor Kiara Advani walks the ramp during the 12th edition of India Couture Week, in New Delhi

Bollywood actor Kiara Advani walks the ramp during the 12th edition of India Couture Week, in New Delhi   | Photo Credit: PTI

The movie is directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj and will be Vijay’s next film after ‘Bigil’

The female lead in recent Vijay films have been established actors in Kollywood such as Samantha, Kajal Aggarwal, Keerthy Suresh and so on. The upcoming Bigil also has Nayantara in it, who has worked together with Vijay before: a quintessential powerhouse pairing.

However, it seems like the actor — or rather the director for Vijay’s next film, Lokesh Kanagaraj — has opted for someone from Bollywood to make her Tamil debut in Thalapathy 64.

Kiara Advani, who recently shot to household fame with her role in Kabir Singh, is the name doing the rounds.

Kiara acted in films like MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and opposite Mahesh Babu in Bharat Ane Nenu earlier, but it was her role of Preeti Sikka in Kabir Singh that has made her one of Bollywood’s most coveted young stars. Rashmika Mandanna, who is riding on her current Dear Comrade success, is another name said to be considered for Thalapathy 64.

Reports suggest that Kiara has been impressed by Lokesh Kanagaraj’s script — the director of Maanagaram and the upcoming Kaithi with actor Karthi — and that she is keen to adjust her dates, amidst shooting for other Hindi projects such as Shershaah and Laxmmi Bomb, the remake of Tamil film Muni 2: Kaanchana.

Thalapathy 64 has already several technicians such as composer Anirudh Ravichander and cinematographer Sathyan Sooryan on board, with shooting due to begin in April.

Meanwhile, the team of Vijay’s next Bigil directed by Atlee, is keen to finish shooting soon so that post-production work can commence for the Deepavali release of the film.

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