Yes, the moments of confirmation and ensuing jubilation dawned on the fans when the actress tweeted out this:
Am super happy to be vijay sirs leading lady in Chimbudevan’s next! Time to make an epic film!
And so we have a leading lady in the form of Shruti Haasan for the Ilaya Thalapathy’s fifty eighth film, now lovingly referred to by the fans as Vijay 58.
The project remains untitled and the director, Chimbudevan, maintains his proven strategy of ‘the tighter the lips, the stronger the hype’ and so we have next no details about the plot except that there are some portions of it at least that have a ‘period fantasy’ element.
And how do we know this? Because of who is playing the role of the ‘princess’ in these supposedly flashback scenes of course and that’s none other than the lovely yesteryear Bollywood queen Sridevi. The iconic actress hasn’t appeared in a film since her return with the super hit English Vinglish, and even more amazingly, the actress’s last Kollywood film was in 1986.
So a big day for hardcore Sridevi fans everywhere as she returns to her home industry and that too as one of the female leads or pivotal roles in a Vijay movie.
Industry sources report though that she demanded and got an exorbitant paycheque for her performance in the movie.
The movie itself is reported to have world class graphics in play and will be one of epic proportions. The hype of the movie can already be estimated to some degree by the fact that immediately upon tweeting her consent to be in the Vijay movie, Shruti was bombarded with questions by the fans, many of whom , interestingly, have begun to sing praises of the onscreen combo of Vijay and the daughter of the Ulaga Nayagan.
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