Vijay’s next, with the working title Vijay 61 is all set to release on Diwali 2017. The movie began production in early 2017 and is expected to finish shooting soon. The action thriller is being helmed by Atlee. Earlier, the release date of the movie was not confirmed, but right after Rajinikanth’s 2.0 backed out from the Diwali slot, the makers of Vijay 61 were quick to grab it.

Yesterday, it was announced by the production house of 2.0 that they want the VFX to be top notch, of international standards. And hence they are in no rush to release the movie. The makers would rather shift the release to early 2018, than release it on Diwali 2017 and compromise with the quality. Someone’s loss is someone’s gain. With Diwali slot free from any super strong competition, Vijay 61 makers announced within 24 hours about their release. Now that is called seizing the chance.

Vijay 61 stars not one or two, but three actresses.  Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha Ruth Prabhu and Nithya Menen have been roped in to play important roles.

AR Rahman confirmed the news by tweeting about it. Vijay 61 music composer wrote, “Vijay61 @ThenandalFilms #100thfilm Releasing #Diwali2017 #FirstLookJune22 #AudioAugust”. Yep, the first look of Vijay 61 will be released on June 22. Whoa, that is interesting.

Atlee has decided to wrap up the shooting at a rapid pace, given the changed release plans of Vijay 61. As of now, important portions to be shot on Kajal and Vijay are on floors.

Well, we are now eagerly waiting for Vijay 61’s first look. Just like all you fans, we too are going to literally count the days to June 22.