Nayanthara, who is fresh from a remarkable run at the Kollywood box-office with her last three projects completing 100 days, has been officially signed as the female lead in Anand Shankar’s next film featuring Chiyaan Vikram. With her inclusion in the cast, Anand’s yet-untitled ambitious project after the highly successful Arima Nambi, has just gotten bigger.

Sources close to the unit reveal that the actress has been paid a huge remuneration for the movie, the highest ever for a female lead down South. Vikram is said to be playing a dual role in this sleek Bond style action thriller. Though nothing has been finalized, it is believed that RD Rajasekar, Muthuraj and Anirudh Ravichander would be joining the crew as cinematographer, art director and composer respectively. Produced by Shibu Thameens, the project is expected to go on floors early next year.