If everything goes well, actress Keerthy Suresh could be the lead actress in Thalapathy Vijay and AR Murugadoss' untitled Thalapathy 62. Keerthy is said to confirm this week and in that case, this will mark her second collaboration with Vijay after this year's Pongal release Bairavaa. Keerthy will work with director AR Murugadoss for the first time, who is presently busy assembling the supporting cast of the film. Vijay and AR Murugadoss worked together in two super hits before, Thuppakki and Kaththi.
A source from the film's unit informed Firstpost, "AR Murugadoss and his team have held talks with a handful of heroines to star opposite Vijay in the film and carefully considered each one's strengths and weaknesses in the last one month. Now, the growing consensus is to bring Keerthy on board. The makers will finalise the part this week."
Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman is in the final round of talks to score the music for Thalapathy 62. AR Rahman and Murugadoss have earlier teamed up for the Hindi blockbuster Ghajini, which starred Aamir Khan and Asin. "Vijay is keen to have Rahman on board and has conveyed his interest to the production house. Although he's eager to have someone from the new crop of composers in Kollywood, the viral success of the 'Aalaporaan Tamizhan' song from Mersal has made him reiterate Rahman as his primary choice. Murugadoss is yet to meet Rahman for a narrative session, and a final call will be made after that," the source added.
Murugadoss has roped in his trusted film editor Sreekar Prasad who has eight national awards to his credit and had earlier worked on Thuppakki and Kaththi. Besides, Comedian Yogi Babu, who was last seen in a brief role in Mersal, has also been signed for the film, which is said to be driven by 'strong emotions and an important social message'. This film produced by Sun Pictures is targeting a Diwali 2018 release alongside Ajith and director Siva's Viswasam, and Suriya and Selvaraghavan's untitled venture.
After working with veteran lensman Santosh Sivan in his previous outing Spyder, Murugadoss has opted for cinematographer Girish Gangadharan this time. Best known for his stellar work in Malayalam movies such as Angamaly Diaries and Kali, Girish is all set to make his foray into the Tamil film industry with this highly-anticipated project.
"The principal shooting of the film is tentatively scheduled to kick start on 19 January after the Pongal holidays with a formal puja in the city. Murugadoss is planning to wrap up the project before the first week of August. The entire shooting will be wrapped up in six months," the source added.
Keerthy Suresh currently has Hari 's Saamy 2 starring Vikram and Lingusamy's Sandakozhi 2 starring Vishal in her kitty. Moreover, she’ yet to shoot significant portions of her Tamil-Telugu bi-lingual Mahanati.