The film, to be directed by Atlee, is rumoured to be a sports drama featuring Vijay in the role of a coach.

Vivek and Yogi Babu land crucial roles in Thalapathy 63
Flix Kollywood Thursday, November 22, 2018 - 18:51

If the industry grapevine is anything to go by, well-known comedians Vivek and Yogi Babu have landed key roles in Vijay’s next outing directed by Atlee, currently dubbed Thalapathy 63. The film had a soft launch in the presence of Vijay, Atlee and the makers of the film last week, and it is believed that the regular shooting will only commence from January 2019. Apparently, both Vivek and Yogi Babu have already been signed and the makers are currently in the process of signing the rest of the cast.

If Yogi Babu is indeed part of the project, it will be his third consecutive film with Vijay after Mersal and Sarkar. According to a statement released by AGS Entertainment last week, the film will be a mass entertainer and will deal with a genre that will be the first-of-its-kind for Vijay. Even as the makers are yet to reveal the complete cast list, rumours are doing the rounds that Rashmika Mandanna is most likely to be signed as the leading lady. Not long ago, there were rumours that Kiara Advani might make her Tamil debut with this project, which is rumoured to be a sports drama featuring Vijay in the role of a coach. The project will mark the third collaboration between AR Rahman and Vijay after Mersal and Sarkar.

Meanwhile, Vijay’s latest release Sarkar is having a dream run in theatres. The AR Murugadoss directed film has already grossed over Rs 200 crore worldwide and continues to play to packed screens everywhere. Even as the film got itself embroiled in controversies over taking digs at the ruling government in Tamil Nadu, it didn’t stop it from making an impact at the box office. Sarkar is doing well even in Telugu with the highest share among Vijay’s films in recent times.

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