Thalapathy Vijay is basking in the success of his recently released film Master, which hit the theatres on January 13. Directed Lokesh Kanagaraj, the film features Vijay and Vijay Sethupathi in the lead roles. Despite releasing with 50 per cent occupancy in theatres, Master has collected over Rs 300 crore at the box office. Before the release of Master, Vijay has signed his net film with director Nelson Dilipkumar of Kolamaavu Kokila fame. Tentatively titled Thalapathy 65, the film will be produced by Sun Pictures. As the film is all about to commence in April, all eyes are on the cast and crew.
The latest development suggests that Pooja Hegde has been roped in to play the female lead. If reports are true, Thalapathy 65 will mark Pooja Hegde's debut in Kollywood. Reportedly, she has received a whopping sum of Rs 3.5 crore as the salary for her role in the film. As reported earlier, the film will go on floors sometime in April. The pre-production work of Thalapathy 65 is currently underway. Soon, the makers will announce the film's cast and crew.