Earlier, it was speculated that actress Kajal Aggarwal, who had shared screen space with Ilayathalapathy Vijay in Thuppakki and Jilla, might be roped in as the leading lady in Vijay's 60th film as well.
Referred as Vijay 60, the movie will be directed by Bharathan of Azhagiya Tamil Magan fame. Having finalized the technical crew, the makers of Vijay 60 were in search of an actress to play the heroine.
After considering several top actresses, the team has zeroed in on Keerthy Suresh to take up the responsibility of playing Vijay's love interest in the movie, it is said.
According to a report, sources close to the project have divulged that Keerthy, who was last seen in Sivakarthikeyan's Rajini Murugan, has been roped into the project and that the actress has already signed on the dotted lines.
Keerthy Suresh, who made her Tamil debut through AL Vijay directorial Idhu Enna Maayam opposite Vikram Prabhu, has grown leaps and bounds in the Tamil film industry.
Apart from having a bagful of projects in Tamil, the pretty actress also has couple of Telugu and a Malayalam flick under her belt.
It looks like the latest sensation is all set to go places as rumours have indicated that Keerthy might be roped in opposite Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu in AR Murugadoss' upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual as well.
Now that she has managed to bag Vijay 60, it could open doors to access projects with bigger stars in the entire South Indian film industry.
Vijay 60, meanwhile will go on the floors in April. While Santhosh Narayanan has been signed in to take care of the musical score, Madhie has been assigned the responsibility of cranking the camera. Praveen KL will flaunt his skills on the editing table.
Vijay is currently awaiting the release of Theri, an action-drama which may hit the big screen on April 14th.
Stay tuned for further updates.