Leading Tamil actor Vijay is riding the wave after a string of box office successes, including his Master released last year, which turned out to be the biggest box office draw of 2021. 'Thalapathy', as he is lovingly called by his fans everywhere, the superstar will next be seen in Beast directed by Kolamaavu Kokila and Doctor fame Nelson Dilipkumar under the Sun Pictures banner, which is set to kick-off its post-production works soon. Vijay had also announced the tentatively titled Thalapathy 66, which will mark his first-time association with Thozha and Maharshi director Vamshi Paidipally, and is being produced by Sri Venkateswara Creations, with speculations rife that the film will be a Tamil-Telugu bilingual. In the midst of all this, there has also been considerable chatter among fans as to what the actor's next moves will be after there were reports early last year stating that he would team up once again with director Lokesh Kanagaraj for a film after the resounding success of their Master.
Lokesh Kanagaraj, who is currently working on the highly-anticipated Vikram, starring 'Ulaganayagan' Kamal Haasan, 'Makkal Selvan' Vijay Sethupathi, and Malayalam actor Fahadh Faasil among others, took part in a Twitter Spaces session on the eve of Pongal on Thursday evening and addressed the talk about a second film with Vijay, which is being called by fans as Thalapathy 67. During the interaction, Lokesh had informed that he cannot comment right now about any such projects and will release an official statement at the correct time. Check out the interaction below:
Post the success of Master, there were several reports stating that Vijay and Lokesh Kanagaraj would reunite once again for a tentatively titled project titled Thalapathy 67, which now remains to be seen whether it will happen or not in the days ahead. Outside of his work on Kamal Haasan's Vikram, the Maanagaram director earlier stated that he hopes to do a sequel to his Kaithi with Karthi, with reports also stating that he would be doing a film for a production house named Rain On Films Private Limited that was launched last year by ace Tamil filmmakers namely Mani Ratnam, Shankar, Vetrimaaran, Gautham Menon, AR Murugadoss, Lingusamy, Mysskin, Sasi, Vasantabalan, and Balaji Sakthivel.