Kollywood grapevine is abuzz that Ilayathalapathy Vijay has walked out of Shankar's 3 Idiots remake!
It is a major blow for Gemini Film Circuit (GFC), the producers of the film who had made all preparations for the shoot of the film from December 6 in Dehradoon.
Unconfirmed reports have it that Shankar and Vijay had difference of opinion over various issues, and both have agreed to part as friends.
As per sources the bone of contention between the director and actor was over Vijay's look in the film. A source close to the development said: "Vijay did not approve of the clothes or the way Shankar wanted him to go for a new hair style for the film".
However sources close to Vijay say that the star had a particular look for his M Raja directed Velayudham.
The shooting of the film is still going on, and if Vijay changes his look for 3 Idiots, the continuity in earlier film will be affected.
The latest we hear is that Vijay and Shankar will part as friends.
The official line will be "the star could not adjust his dates". Meanwhile Shankar and GFC has started a hunt for a new hero to replace Vijay.