If things go well, maverick film-maker Bala might join hands with his protégé Chiyaan Vikram for the third time sometime next year. While their first collaboration in 1999 in the form of the sleeper-hit Sethu launched Vikram into the league of star-performers, their second project in 2003 (Pithamagan) bagged the actor his first National Award.

Sources reveal that Vikram, whose latest film 10 Endrathukulla opened to mixed reviews, recently met the director to discuss the possibilities of yet another exciting association. The actor is expected to join Bala after the untitled Anand Shankar project, which he had committed earlier. Meanwhile, Bala is working on the post-production of his next project titled Tharai Thappattai