There is something about Amala that makes you stop and take notice of her. All that she needed was a big hero film to make it to the A-list or big league.
Amala Paul has now been signed to play the female lead in Ilayathalapathy Vijay’s next film with director Vijay for producer Chandraprakash Jain.
The producer confirmed the news saying, “So finally we have leading lady for our prestigious project and now Amala will star opposite Vijay as the film will start rolling from November 23”.
A source informs us why Amala was chosen over Diana Penty with whom talks were on. “The role is rather challenging and performance based. And the makers thought that Amala would fit the bill better”. Earlier, Yami Gautham and Samantha were approached for the female lead.Also see: Amala Paul turns 21
There is also a buzz that Vijay who recently watched Amala’s super hit Malayalam film Run Baby Run
was impressed by her acting chops and glamour.
Amala tweeted: "Officially confirming the news that I 've signed Dir Vijay's project with Ilayathalapathy Vijay sir! So excited and looking forward"!
When contacted, Amala told sify.com
: “It is my best birthday gift!”