Big update from Thalapathy 66: Is this Bollywood actress going to pair up with Vijay?

In the midst of eagerly waiting for the release of Beast, actor Vijay is preparing for the next project in his kitty. After Beast, the actor will be joining hands with Tollywood director Vamsi Paidapally for the first time for the project that has been tentatively named 'Thalapathy 66'. The movie team will go to the floor soon and after episodes of speculations, the team has finalized the female lead. 

According to the reports in the know, the female lead for Thalapathy 66 would be a new entrant in the Tamil cinema. It has been reported that popular Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon has been finalized to pair up with Vijay for the first time. The movie team will make the official announcement ahead of commencing the shooting. Earlier, it was speculated that Telugu star Rashmika Mandanna will be playing the female lead in Thalapathy 66. 

However, instead of Beast, Rashmika has picked to act in the Bollywood movie 'Animal' as it will gain her a place in Bollywood. Rashmika will be pairing up with Ranbir Kapoor and as she has entered Bollywood, the Thalapathy 66 team has invited a Bollywood icon, Sanon, to act with Vijay. The reports also say that Vijay will be playing dual roles in the movie. 

It has been reported that the puja for Thalapathy 66 will be held during the first week of April and a huge set has been erected in ECR for shooting. Tamannaah was also on the cards of pairing up with Vijay but now, Kriti Sanon has won the race. Produced by Tollywood's Dil Raju, Thalapathy 66 would take Vijay to a new height on the basis of remuneration as it has been reported that he will be paid over 100 crores as his salary.