Keerthy Suresh
A picture of Keerthy Suresh.Keerthy Suresh Twitter Account

After much speculations, it has finally been confirmed that Keerthy Suresh has been roped in to play the female lead in Bharathan's next flick with Ilayathalapathy Vijay.

Keerthy Suresh confirmed the news on Twitter. "Yes! SIGNED #Vijay60!Feeling extremely happy to pair with Ilayathalapathy Vijay sir! Thanks for YOUR support! Cant wait to start!" the excited actress wrote on Twitter. Her fans are ecstatic and have wished her luck for the project.

There were many names, including Kajal Aggarwal and Nayantara, doing the rounds for the female lead role in the Tamil film, which is presently referred to as "Vijay 60". In the end, it is Keerthy who has bagged the biggie.

The makers had a few rounds of discussions and it was after that the actress signed the dotted line. Even though she is busy with multiple projects, the 23-year old managed to allot the dates as she was wanted to work with Vijay.

Keerthy started her acting career in the Malayalam industry as a child-artiste and turned lead actress in Mohalal's "Geethanjali." She entered Kollywood with AL Vijay directorial "Idhu Enna Maayam."

She earned popularity in Tamil with her recent flick "Rajini Murugan," where she paired up with Sivakarthikeyan. Her upcoming other flicks are "Paambhu Sattai," "Mirattu," "Nurse Akka," "Aina Istam Nuvvu," and "Rakshak." 

"Vijay 60" is bankrolled by Vijay Productions. The upcoming Tamil film has Santhosh Narayanan's music, Madhie's cinematography and Praveen KL's editing. Currently, the makers are busy with the pre-production work.

The movie had its formal launch on Jan. 10 and the shooting schedule is likely to begin in May.