Sanjay Dutt will be marking his Tamil film debut with Vijay-starrer Leo directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. On the superstar`s birthday on Saturday, the makers treated fans with Dutt`s first look from the film and introduced his character. On Saturday, writer-director Lokesh Kanagraj took to Twitter and shared the first look video and wrote, “Meet #AntonyDas A small gift from all of us to you @duttsanjay sir! It was indeed a pleasure to work with you! #HappyBirthdaySanjayDutt #Leo. The clip showcases Sanjay as Antony Das making his way through a huge gathering followed by a close look at the actor, who is seen in a rugged look with a salt and pepper look.

The upcoming project marks a reunion between Vijay and Kanagaraj after the 2021 blockbuster `Master`. A month ago on Vijay`s birthday, the filmmaker shared the first-look poster of the lead actor. In the poster, Vijay can be seen giving a ferocious expression as he uses a hammer to hit a living being, which is not clearly visible in the poster. Behind Vijay is a wolf, looking equally ferocious. 

The film started shooting earlier this year. It is produced by S S Lalit Kumar and co-produced by Jagadish Palanisamy. The plot details of the movie have been kept under wraps. However, there are speculations that the movie is part of Kanagaraj`s `Lokesh Cinematic Universe`, which also includes Karthi-led `Kaithi` and `Vikram`, headlined by cinema veteran Kamal Haasan.

In March, the team of Leo dropped a video saluting the spirit of the team who shot the film in difficult conditions.

“Massive respect to the cast and crew of #LEO who worked really hard no matter what, in the process of entertaining people,” wrote Lokesh Kanagaraj sharing the video.

`Thalalathy 67` is truly a special project as it marks the third collaboration of Thalapathy Vijay sir and 7 Screen Studio after giving two blockbusters, Master and Varisu. The project also marks the reunion of Thalapathy Vijay and Lokesh Kanagaraj, after the massive success in their previous outing – ‘Master’.

7 Screen Studio`s `Thalalathy 67` will be directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj. The film will star, Thalapathy Vijay sir, Sanjay Dutt and Trisha Krishnan. Anurag Kashyaon will also be seen in a pivotal role in the film. He joined the team only last month. The film is produced by SS Lalit Kumar.