Rashmika Mandanna to play the female lead in Thalapathy 64, Lokesh Kanagaraj's upcoming film with Vijay?
Earlier, the Geetha Govindam actor was also rumoured to be part of Atlee's upcoming sports drama, starring Vijay
We had recently reported that Lokesh Kanagaraj, who made a smashing debut with his 2017 hyperlink drama, Maanagaram, has been shortlisted to direct Vijay's next after Atlee's sports drama, Thalapathy 63. This project, temporarily referred to as Thalapathy 64, is reported to be a dark thriller, with Vijay playing a gangster. It's also said that the project is being planned to be completed in less than 50 days.
Now, we hear that Rashmika Mandanna, who was last seen in the Kannada film, Yajamana, is in talks with the makers to play the female lead in Thalapathy 64. Interestingly, this isn't the first time reports about Rashmika teaming up with Vijay have surfaced online. When Thalapathy 63 was in pre-production, rumours were rife that Rashmika had been cast as the female lead.
However, Rashmika took to Twitter to clarify that she's not part of Thalapathy 63, though she also added that she wants to work with Vijay soon. Nayanthara was ultimately confirmed to be part of that project.
Rashmika, meanwhile, has several films in the pipeline, including Karthi's film with director Bakkiayaraj Kannan in Tamil, Pogaru in Kannada, and Dear Comrade, Bheeshma, Mahesh Babu's upcoming film with Anil Ravipudi, and Allu Arjun 20 with director Sukumar in Telugu.
Vijay, on the other hand, is currently shooting for the final schedule of Thalapathy 63 — Atlee's yet-to-be-titled sports film — in an expensive football stadium set, which has been constructed on the outskirts of Chennai. The actor plays a football coach for an all-women team in the film.