The teaser of Jyothika's upcoming drama Magalir Mattum was released recently. The film is directed by Bramma of Kuttram Kadithal fame. The
film is produced by Suriya and has music by Ghibran. In 2016, director Bramma had approached Jyothika to play the leading role in a "female-centric" script he had written and impressed by the offer, her husband Suriya agreed to finance the film. Jyothika subsequently took part in a series of workshops to get ready for her role in the film for twenty days. The film was officially launched in July 2016, with veteran actors Saranya Ponvannan, Bhanupriya, Urvashi, Nassar and Livingston revealed to be joining the cast.
The film was revealed to be "thirty percent" complete by August 2016, after the team finished filming a schedule in Tindivanam. After being out of the news Jyothika seems to have returned with a vengeance. The shoot of Vijay 61, which is being directed by Atlee, began recently. The production house made an official statement that AR Rahman was on board along with Jyotika . She was to have been cast with Kajal Aggarwal, Samantha and SJ Suryah as her co-stars. Well, now it turns out Jyotika is not a part of the film and that the team has begun looking for other actresses for the role, and the names of Vidya Balan, Asin and Simran are being bandied about. The team will later head to the US and Europe for the shoot.