Lady superstar of the Tamil film industry, Nayanthara, who is a name to reckon with in Kollywood, will be cast opposite Sivakarthikeyan in director Rajesh’s upcoming yet-untitled film. Yes, you read that right. The actress is in talks to play the lead heroine in Rajesh next; reportedly, the latter has already narrated the story to Nayanthara and she has given her in-principle nod to the film but yet to sign the on the dotted line. If Nayanthara is roped in to play the lead alongside Sivakarthikeyan, this will mark the second collaboration of the duo after their successful previous outing Velaikkaran (2017 film), which was helmed by Mohan Raja.

In a statement to Firstpost, a source close to the development, said, “Rajesh has already narrated the story to Nayanthara, and she has given her in-principle nod to the film. Now, she is working out her dates and if everything goes well as planned, she would be on board soon. Since Rajesh had earlier worked with Nayanthara in Arya’s Boss Engira Baskaran, both of them share a good rapport too. Earlier, the team was in talks with Sai Pallavi but she had to turn down the offer citing prior commitments.”

The yet-untitled film, which is bankrolled by KE Gnanavel Raja’s Studio Green, is expected to go on floors after the Tamil Film Producers Council call off the month-long strike, which is currently underway. Earlier, the film was supposed to be helmed by Thaanaa Serndha Koottam director Vignesh Shivan but he opted out of the project for reasons best known to the team.

The source further told the website, “After the strike, Sivakarthikeyan would immediately start shooting for his untitled sci-fi film with Indru Netru Naalai director Ravikumar. AR Rahman has already begun the composing work for the project. Rajesh’s film would commence a few weeks after Ravikumar’s project, and later Sivakarthikeyan would shuttle between both sets to wrap up.” ALSO READ: Nayanthara And Vignesh Shivan’s Valentine’s Day PDA Is Proof That The Two Are Together And Very Much In Love (View Pic)

On the professional front, Nayanthara has numerous films in Tamil and Telugu in different stages of production. The actress is currently prepping up for her next film with Chiranjeevi titled ‘Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy’. Nayanthara, who is presently awaiting the release of debutant Nelson Dilipkumar’s Kolamaavu Kokila, will also be collaborating with Ajith Kumar in ‘Viswasam’. The actress will also be seen in an emotional thriller Imaikkaa Nodigal alongside Atharvaa Murali. The film, which is helmed by Ajay Gnanamuthu of Demonte Colony-fame and bankrolled by Cameo Films Indiamarks, marks the acting debut of filmmaker Anurag Kashyap in Tamil cinema; currently, it is in the post-production stage. Watch this space for further updates.