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Ajith in his upcoming Tamil film.IBTimes India

Even as Ajith is yet to wrap up the shooting of his current project, "Yennai Arindhaal," buzz surrounding his next project with Siruthai Siva has gained momentum in media circles.

There are huge expectations for "Thala 56" (Ajith's 56th film), to be helmed by Siva, as the director-actor duo has teamed up for the second time, post the release of the mass action entertainer, "Veeram." Speculations regarding the film are making headlines on social media sites almost every day.

Latest buzz is about the film's budget. Dinamalar, a Tamil daily, has stated that the film, produced by AM Ratnam, will be made with a budget of ₹80 crore. However, there is no official confirmation in this regard.

There are also reports doing the rounds regarding the film's cast and crew. Unlike "Veeram", which had a rural set-up, "Thala 56" will be set in an urban backdrop, wherein Ajith will reportedly be romancing two heroines.

"The film's music director and heroines will be finalised shortly. The team is planning to start shooting from January next year," a source close to the actor told The Times of India.

But, an official announcement is yet to come out in this regard. As of now, Santhanam is confirmed to be part of the project along with Ajith. Complete details about the film are expected to be revealed soon.

Ajith is currently focusing on his upcoming film "Yennai Arindhaal", which is expected to hit the screens in the next few months. Post the completion of the action thriller, Ajith will move to Siva's project.

Meanwhile, rumours over Ajith's 57th film have started doing the rounds. Social media circles were abuzz with reports that Ajith will be teaming up with director AR Murugadoss for his 57th film. PRO Riaz Ahmed tweeted that Murugadoss will begin work on Ajith's film after completing his Hindi film with Sonakshi Sinha.

"#‎ARMurugadoss Will finish the Hindi with @sonakshisinha & start working on ‪#‎thàla project," Riaz posted.

But, later the PRO clarified that it was just a rumour and there was nothing official about it. "My earlier tweet abt Mr.Ajith and @ARMurugadoss sir was rumour sorry," he said.

Murugadoss had earlier expressed keen interest in working with Ajith for the second time after the successful "Dheena." Fans are also eagerly looking forward to this joint venture. But, it seems they need to wait a little longer to see the actor-director duo join hands once again.