The shooting for Thalapathy Vijay’s 66th yet to be titled film began on Wednesday with a formal puja ceremony in Chennai. The new movie will be simultaneously made in Telugu and Tamil. Vamshi Paidipally will direct it. 

Vijay participated in the ceremony with his co-star Rashmika Mandanna and actor-politician R Sarath Kumar. The film’s producer Dil Raju sounded the clapboard. National Crush Rashmika Mandanna will be playing the leading lady opposite Vijay.

Thalapathy 66 marks the first collaboration of Rashmika and music composer Thaman with Vijay. Overwhelmed with their new association, Rashmika had tweeted, “There we have it. can’t believe this is happening but soooo kicked about this.”

Thaman took to his social media handles and wrote, “My longgestttttt Wait!! For Our Dearest @actorvijay Anna Has finally Come True. It’s A great Feeling to be On Board for #Thalapathy66 along with dear @directorvamshi @SVC_official #DilRaju. For Me it’s Going to be 6-6-6-6-6-6 !! Musical Fireworks All Over.”

Alongside Vamshi Paidipally, the story and screenplay were penned by Hari and Ashishor Solomon. Karthick Palani will crank the camera, while KL Praveen will take care of editing. Sri Harshith Reddy and Sri Hanshitha are the co-producers of the film. Sunil Babu & Vaishnavi Reddy are the production designers.

Some pictures from the commencement of the shoot are surfacing online that show Rashmika along with Vijay Thalapathy on the sets of the film. While Rashmika looks radiant dressed in a yellow tie and dyed lehenga and a designer choli, Vijay slipped into his casual best for the shoot. The two were all smiles during the shoot for the film as they posed for the pictures. The film’s team were also captured in the lens as they started shooting for the film together with the star cast.

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On the work front, Vijay’s Beast is hitting the screens on April 13, while Rashmika has Pushpa 2: The Rule and an untitled Telugu project with Dulquer Salmaan in the pipeline.