Thalapathy Vijay will be working with director Nelson Dilipkumar of Kolamaavu Kokila and Doctor (yet to be released) fame for his highly anticipated next project, Thalapathy 65. The film was officially announced towards the end of 2020 and it made the fans highly excited. Following a small gap, the makers have now arrived with the next announcement about the film and it has hyped up the expectations of the fans. For the first ever time, actress Pooja Hegde will be acting alongside Vijay and she will be playing the female lead. It is truly going to be refreshing to see Vijay and Pooja Hegde together on screen for the first time and we are sure that the fans are going to enjoy it in the theatres. Details regarding Pooja's character are yet to be known. 

After the worldwide success of Allu Arjun's Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, Pooja Hegde has turned out to be one of the most sought after actors in the country. She is already acting in Prabhas' next film, Radhe Shyam and has several other biggies in her kitty. Thalapathy 65 is the latest addition to her kitty and she is totally excited about it. Pooja Hegde took to her official Twitter page to share happiness about being a part of Thalapathy 65. She tweeted, "SUPER DUPER EXCITED to be onboard this grand film with the fantastic @actorvijay Can’t wait to start shooting @Nelsondilpkumar @sunpictures @anirudhofficial Tamil I come.... #Thalapathy65 #PoojaHegdeInThalapathy65". 

It can be noted that Pooja Hegde started her acting career through a Tamil film - Mugamoodi, starring Jiiva in the lead role. However, post the release of the Mysskin directorial, Pooja did not do any other Tamil films. After 9 long years, Pooja Hegde is back to Tamil cinema in style and this is truly a solid comeback. Pooja's second Tamil film is with a superstar and it is surely going to elevate her market in Kollywood. 

Thalapathy 65 will be produced by Kalanithi Maran under the banner of Sun Pictures. Anirudh Ravichander will be scoring music for this mega biggie and this is his third outing with Vijay after Kaththi and Master. The songs of Master have turned out to be huge hits and Anirudh will be looking to continuing the momentum with Thalapathy 65 as well. Manoj Paramahamsa of Nanban and Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa fame will be handling the cinematography of Thalapathy 65. The rest of the cast and crew are yet to be officially announced and we can expect the announcements in the coming days. Stay tuned to this space for more updates. 

For now, check out the official announcement on Pooja Hegde's addition to the cast of Thalapathy 65, below: