Thalapathy Vijay is arguably the biggest movie star in Tamil cinema and many filmmakers across the country are waiting for the opportunity to work with him. The superstar is also making sure that he works with different directors from other industries to bring versatility to his films.
Thalapathy Vijay recently collaborated with Telugu director Vamshi Paidipally for the Tamil movie “Varisu” which turned out to be a huge success with a worldwide gross collection of close to 300 crores. He is currently shooting for his maiden Pan India biggie Leo with director Lokesh Kanagaraj and the movie is slated to release on October 19 this year.
Meanwhile, there are already two directors fighting it out to grab Thalapathy’s next film, called Thalapathy 68. For a long time, it has been reported that Atlee Kumar, who is currently working on his maiden Bollywood project “Jawan” featuring Shah Rukh Khan, would be reuniting with Vijay for his next.
Gopichand Malineni, who is coming fresh after delivering a hit in the form of Nandamuri Balakrishna’s “Veera Simha Reddy”, is said to have narrated a high-voltage action entertainer with a strong core point to Vijay who has given the verbal nod to the script in the first sitting. Mythri Movie Makers is said to be backing this project. There is still no clarity on which director Vijay will work with next.
He has a long association with Atlee and has delivered a few of his biggest blockbusters with him so going with him should be a no-brainer. However, he might surprise everyone by picking Gopichand’s next and we may get an official announcement soon.