It's been confirmed now, Ilayathalapathy Vijay has given his nod to director Bharathan in order to helm his upcoming film, Vijay 60. Bharathan had previously directed Vijay in Azhagiya Tamil Magan (ATM).
After speculations were rife that many directors including the likes of SJ Surya and Karthik Subbaraj might direct Vijay's 60th film, it is now official that the Puli actor has given his consent to Bharathan.
Editor Praveen KL wrote on his official Twitter page, "Yes guys. It is true. Im on board for #Ilayathalapathy #vj60 super excited for the racy script. I thank #vijay sir and #bharathan sir."
It is also surmised that the film will be produced by Vijaya Productions, the company which bankrolled Thala Ajith's superhit flick Veeram. The film is likely to be a romantic thriller, much like ATM.
The official announcement regarding Vijay 60 might happen in the next few days, said sources close to the star actor.
But since the news has been confirmed, many movie lovers feel that Vijay might've taken yet another risk after Puli as director Bharathan might not be as safe a choice, especially when more accomplished film-makers were ready to helm Vijay 60.