Rashmika Mandanna has been cast opposite Vijay in Thalapathy 66. The big news was announced earlier this week, the shooting of which will begin on Tuesday, Rashmika’s 26th birthday. While fans couldn’t contain their excitement about the pairing, Rashmika’s previous tweet went viral, in which she confessed her ambition to work with Vijay one day.

Rashmika’s tweet was shared on November 27, 2018. This responds to rumors that she had earlier inked a film deal with Thalapathy Vijay and Atlee. Rashmika had rubbished all the rumours, saying that she would like to work with the two veterans in the future.

The tweet read, “Many of you are asking me if I am a part of Vijay sir and Atlee sir’s film, but this time it’s not happening, I hope I get to work with them soon.” Will get a chance I am so overwhelmed to see (literally) such support from all of you. I will definitely debut there soon. I love you all so much.”

Rashmika Mandanna, who plays the lead heroine opposite Thalapathy Vijay in the film, couldn’t hold back her joy and shared her happiness on being a part of it via an Instagram post.

On the day of the premiere of the film, she shared a picture of herself with Thalapathy Vijay.

Rashmika wrote, ‘Okay, now it seems like something else. I have been watching Sir for years and now to do everything I wanted to do. Act with him, dance with him, look up to him, talk to him. Everything… come on! Finally! An absolute bliss…”