Vijay in Theri
A picture of Ilayathalapathy Vijay in Theri.IB Times India

Ilayathalapathy Vijay is ready to play a double role again. According to recent reports doing the rounds, the actor will be seen playing two characters in his next film, which is being written and directed by Bharathan.

A report on Indiaglitz reveals interesting information about his two characters. Vijay will apparently speak in the Tirunelveli dialect in one role, and will go bald for his other role.

Keerthy Suresh will romance one of the characters played by the "Theri" star. The name of the other actress, who will pair up with him for his other role, is under wraps.

Incidentally, Vijay was also seen in a double role in Bharathan's earlier film, "Azhagiya Tamil Magan." It may be also recalled that the actor has played multiple characters in films like "Kaththi," "Villu" and "Puli."

Meanwhile, the "Vijay 60" unit completed the first schedule of filming on Friday, May 27. The team will be taking a short break before commencing the next phase of the shooting, which is expected to start next month in Hyderabad.

"Vijay 60" is written and directed by Bharathan. Telugu actor Jagapathi Babu, who had played the role of a baddie in Rajinikanth's "Lingaa," is playing the main protagonist in the film.

"Vijay 60" also stars Daniel Balaji in a villain's role, and Sathish, Mimi Gopi, Harish Uthaman, Sharath Lohitashwa, Sreeman, YG Mahendra and others in supporting roles. Santhosh Narayanan is the music director of the film, while Praveen KL is the editor and M Sukumar is the cinematographer. The movie is bankrolled by Vijaya Productions, which has plans to release the movie on Pongal 2017.