The speculations over the female lead in Ajith's forthcoming movie, which is referred as "Thala 56", are likely to come to an end. Yes, it is almost confirmed that Shruti Haasan will be playing the leading woman in the Siruthai Siva's movie.

There have been a lot of rumours about the female lead in "Thala 56". Initially, it was speculated that Hansika Motwani would be doing the female lead role. Then, Shruti Haasan's name started doing rounds. In the last few days, it was said that Nayantara, who had acted alongside the actor in "Arrambam", would be teaming up with the "Mankatha" star.

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Now, all those rumours are apparently turning false, as leading trade tracker and critic Sreedhar Pillai has confirmed that Shruti Haasan is likely to romance Ajith.

He wrote, "#Thala56 casting update @shrutihaasan is likely 2 b Ajith's heroine in the film." It is said that the talks are completed and only the signing formalities are remaining to be completed. The makers might announce the news anytime soon and the actress herself is expected to reveal it on her Twitter account.

If this happens, Shruti Haasan will be romancing Ajith for the first time. This project will be an important project for her as it is arriving at a crucial stage of her career where she is emerging as a top South actress.

Meantime, people on Twitter has started debating on this pair as it is a fresh combination. In the recent times, Ajith has not shared screen space with such a young actress. So, this factor makes people have high hopes on this pair.

"Thala 56" is directed by Siruthai Siva, who had worked with Ajith in "Veeram", and produced by AM Rathnam, who has produced the actor's films like "Arrambam" and "Yennai Arindhaal". The shooting of the film will begin in April.