Nithya Menen the enormously talented actress with that super cute smile has replaced Jyothika in Atlee directed big budget Vijay film. The film tentatively titled as Thalapathy 61 is one of the biggies of 2017 with music by AR Rahman.
The reason why Jyothika was replaced after she heard the narration, took an advance and also did a photo-shoot is still a mystery. The makers who had put up a set worth a bomb has started the shoot with Vijay from Feb 1 and the buzz is that Nithya will join the team from this week.
However the trade feels that Nithya Menen a powerhouse performer and a natural in front of the camera is a good replacement as it will be a fresh pairing with Ilayathalapathy Vijay.
Produced by top banner Sri Thenandal Films, Thalapathy 61, the action thriller has a ensemble cast of Samantha, Kajal Aggarwal, SJ Suryah, Sathyaraj, Vadivelu, Sathyan and Kovai Sarala in key characters.