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Anu Vardhan to design costumes for Ajith in "Thala 57." Pictured: A movie still from "Mankatha".PR Handout

Stylist Anu Vardhan is all set to work with Ajith Kumar again. The designer will be collaborating with the actor in his next film, which is presently referred to as "Thala 57."

She herself has confirmed the news recently in an interview, reports iFlicks. However, she has not revealed any other detail about the project. Anu Vardhan, the wife of filmmaker Vishnuvardhan, had earlier designed costumes for Ajith Kumar in hit films like "Billa," "Vedalam" and "Arrambam."

Anu Vardhan has recently worked with Rajinikanth in "Kabali." The Tamil superstar's aged avatars and the looks of his younger days in the film have gained a lot of appreciation from fans. 

"Ranjith's narration of the script and the production unit which gave me all things I needed has resulted in Rajini sir's stylish avatar," Anu Vardhan said while talking about the success. 

Meanwhile, "Thala 57" is still in the pre-production stages. The movie, which was supposed to take off on May 1 to coincide with the birthday of Ajith, will start its regular shooting in the second week of July.

"Thala 57" is the third movie of Ajith to be directed by Siruthai Siva. They had first collaborated in "Veeram." Following the success of this flick, they teamed up again in "Vedalam," which turned out to be the biggest hit of 2015.

The upcoming movie is bankrolled by Sathya Jyothi Films. The makers are yet to reveal the female lead in the movie. The buzz is that Anushka Shetty has been signed to play Ajith's love interest. The names of Ritika Singh and Kriti Sanon have been doing the rounds for the second female lead.

"Thala 57" has Anirudh Ravichander's music and Vetri's cinematography.

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