There are rumours doing rounds that Lokesh Kanagaraj who is currently working with Thalapathy Vijay for Master is likely to direct his next film Thalapathy 65 as well. It is also speculated that SR Prabhu’s Dream Warriors will be funding this project and Vikram Vedha fame Sam CS will be the man in charge behind the film’s music. When we checked with our sources close to Thalapathy’s team, they denied this news. Apparently, the director for this project has not been finalized yet. Few directors who are speculated to be in contention are Sudha Kongara, Vetri Maaran, Pandiraj, Arunraja Kamaraj, Magizh Tirumeni and Pradeep Ranganathan. At this moment Sudha looks to be the front runner but even she has supposedly not narrated the script to Vijay yet. Only around the time of Master’s release, we will get a clear picture on who will direct Thalapathy next.  
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Lokesh Kanagaraj, on the other hand, is all set to direct Superstar Rajinikanth for a film bankrolled by Kamal Haasan’s Raaj Kamal Films International. The Kaithi director is sharpening the script for Rajini on one hand and working on to wrap up the shooting and post-production works of Master on the hand. Maybe, Lokesh and Vijay may team up for a project in the future but that would not be Thalapathy 65 is what source tells us. More deets to follow, stay tuned!