Amid incessant expectations from the ardent fans of Thalapathy Vijay over his upcoming movie, which has been tentatively named as 'Thalapathy 65', the movie has finally gone to the floor of commencing the shooting as the movie team had conducted the ceremony of commencing the shoot on Wednesday, a week after announcing the female lead of the movie.
The fans have been awaiting the Puja of Thalapathy 65 to kickstart the shooting since the announcement of the movie. The movie will be produced by Kalanithi Maran's Sun Pictures and will be directed by Nelson Dilipkumar, through which the 'Kolamaavu Kokila' fame director joins hands with Thalapathy Vijay for the first time. Earlier this year, Sun Pictures had made an announcement that Nelson Dilipkumar will be directing Vijay and it had left the fans to speculate about the crew.
Last Wednesday, the movie team had revealed that Pooja Hegde will play the female lead in Thalapathy 65. Taking to Twitter, Sun Pictures said, "The gorgeous @hegdepooja onboard as the female lead of #Thalapathy65!". The production house has also released a video in which it had said, "Your hearts are about to be stolen. Welcoming on board, the stunning Diva Pooja Hegde". Through Thalapathy 65, 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 the movie, which has been speculated to be an action-drama.
The fans have been waiting to know when the movie would go for shooting and exactly a week after announcing the female lead, the movie team has on Wednesday performed Puja to commence the shooting. The ceremony had drawn massive attention and the fans had relished the super arrival of Thalapathy Vijay to the ceremony. Vijay had arrived in style and smile and was well-received by the movie team. The event was also attended by Nelson Dilipkumar and members from Sun Pictures as the movie shooting had officially begun.
Sun Pictures had officially released a video of Puja. Taking to Twitter, the production house said, "The much-awaited #Thalapathy65Poojai video is here!". The video had shown that the commencement had fruitful and fun-filled moments and the clips of Vijay that the fans had cherished. The video has been rampantly getting shared across social media. Anirudh will be composing music for Thalapathy 65 and if everything goes well as per the plan, the movie will hit the big screens largely for this year's Diwali.
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.