Producer Dil Raju's Sri Venkateswara Creations is bankrolling Thalapathy 66 (tentative title), actor Vijay's upcoming Tamil-Telugu bilingual. The movie plans on beginning filming by March, 2022 and recently Dil Raju revealed that he is eyeing either Diwali (October 2022) or Sankranthi (January 2023) for the film's release.
The producer also revealed how his hero Vijay reacted to director Vamshi Paidipally's script for the movie. Dil Raju said during a televised interview,
"Vamshi has come up with a beautiful storyline. When I listened to it, I loved it. Vijay listened to the story and said that he hasn't heard a story like this in 20 years. When a star says this, it gives you confidence.
The film's shooting will begin in March. If there are no delays due to Covid-19, then the film will release on Diwali. If it misses Diwali, it will release on Sankranti 2023"