Nithya Menen played Suriya’s wife and mother in last year’s time travel drama 24. She was seen in a brief role in the film’s flashback and climax scenes. Reports now say that she will play a Vijay’s wife and mother to the younger Vijay characters in Vijay 61.

Vijay and Nithya Menen are currently filming the 80s portions of the film. Its speculated that in this time frame she will play his wife and in the later time frame play mother to Vijay as twins. The other two heroines are Samantha and Kajal Aggarwal.

Initially Jyothika was asked to play the role but she backed out. Some say she was unhappy with how her role was written and had creative differences.