Ajith's "Veeram" has just released but the buzz surrounding his new film has already began.

It is well known that Ajith has decided to work in Gautham Menon's untitled film after "Veeram" release. The new film is expected to go on floors on 15 February. While Ajith has been confirmed to play the lead role, details about the other cast members are yet to be announced.

Lates buzz doing the rounds in Kollywood is that Anushka Shetty has been approached to play the female lead opposite Ajith. Anushka, who is working in two big budget films "Rudhramadevi" and "Mahaabali" ("Baahubali" in Telugu), has agreed to star in Gautham's film but has not yet officially signed it, reported The Times of India.

"Anushka has not yet heard the script, but has agreed to go ahead with it as it involves big names like Ajith and Gautham Menon. Currently, she is shooting for Rudhramadevi and Mahaabali. She will allot dates for this project during the breaks she gets between these two big-budget films, both of which have her in key roles," a source close to the actress told the news daily.

Anushka's spokesperson has confirmed the new development and has revealed that the actress is likely to start shooting for the film in March once she officially signs up for it. An official announcement from the director is still awaited. 

The Ajith-Gautham Menon project is one of the most-awaited films of 2014. Expectations are high for the yet-to-be-titled venture as Ajith and Gautham have teamed up for the first time. With "Veeram" turning out to be a big hit, "Thala" (Ajith is fondly referred by this name) fans will be expecting another hit from the actor.