Stirring high anticipations around Vijay's next, the news from Kollywood had relished the fans of Thalapathy as it has said that Pooja Hedge is going to the female lead of Vijay's next movie, which has been named Thalapathy 65. The movie is directed by 'Kolamavu Kokila' fame Nelson Dhilipkumar and will be bankrolled by Sun Pictures.
Sun Pictures had recently announced that Nelson Dhilipkumar will be directing Vijay. The team is currently in the process of picking the cast and crew members and amid larger speculations on who is going to be the female lead to pair with Vijay in the movie, the reports close to the developments have confirmed that Pooja Hedge has been signed as the female lead of the movie. However, the movie team is yet to make the announcement officially.
If it is confirmed that Pooja Hedge will be the female lead, it would be a huge comeback for her into the Tamil cinema industry. Pooja Hedge has made her debut in Tamil through Mysskin's directorial 'Mugamoodi'. However, following the failure of the movie, she went to Telugu and predominantly working in Tollywood and she also had appeared in few Bollywood films.
If confirmed, she would be returning to the Tamil cinema industry after eight years and she will be joining hands with Vijay for the first time through Thalapathy 65, which has been speculated to be an action-drama. Pooja Hedge was last seen in the Telugu movie 'Ala Vaikuntapuramloo' and she shared the screen with Allu Arjun and she currently has Prabhas-starrer 'Radhe Shyam' and Akhil Akkineni starrer 'Most Eligible Bachelor' in her hands.
Recently, she wrapped up shooting for her portions for Radhe Shyam which is being shot in Telugu and Hindi. The news of her comeback to the Tamil cinema industry and pairing up with Vijay had excited the fans and stirred high anticipations. Vijay was last seen in 'Master' which has become a blockbuster hit worldwide after grossing over Rs 200 crores within days of release.
Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, Master was produced by Xavier Britto under the banners of XB Film Creators and Vijay Sethupathi had played the antagonist against Vijay. The movie also stars Malavika Mohanan, Andrea Jeremiah, Shanthan Bhagyaraj, and Gauri Kishan in important roles. Following Master, Vijay has now joined hands with Nelson Dilipkumar for the first time for Thalapathy 65, produced by Sun Pictures.
Nelson Dilipkumar is currently in the process of post-production work of Siva Karthikeyan starrer 'Doctor' and Thalapathy 65 team is currently working to finalize the casts and crews. While it was confirmed that Anirudh will be composing music for Thalapathy 65, the production team is picking up the other roles and now the reports had confirmed that Pooja Hedge will pair with Vijay as the female lead in Thalapathy 65. It has been expected that the shooting will begin soon and the movie team will work to release the movie during next year's Pongal.