The hot buzz is that leading cinematographer Manoj Paramahamsa is likely to be on board to crank the camera for Thalapathy 65. Manoj had earlier worked with Vijay in Nanban. Reports also say that if all goes well, Nelson Dhilipkumar of Kolamavu Kokila fame is the front runner to direct the film.
To be produced by Sun Pictures, sources say that Vijay loved Nelson's script but he is still waiting for the final narration from the director. Once Nelson narrates the final script, Vijay will take a final call.
Currently, Nelson is busy with the post-production works of his upcoming comedy thriller Doctor with Sivakarthikeyan. The filmmaker completed major portions of the film and only one song is left.
We also hear that Vijay wants his new film to commence only the mid of 2021 so he has given enough time to Nelson.