Surya has replaced Ajit in A.R.Murugadoss’ Mirattal! A few months back Ajit had announced this film and also done a photo-shoot with heroine Asin. The producer was Nic Arts Chakravarthy but as usual Ajit lost interest in the project and Murugadoss was left high and dry.
Murugadoss has a good track record in Ramana with Vijaykanth that was a super hit, which was later remade into Telugu with Chiranjeevi as Tagore. Since then the director was busy with the script of Mirattal for which Vikram was initially approached.
Then Ajit was roped in but when the actor backtracked, Murugadoss tried to convince Madhavan but they were not able to come into a financial agreement.
But now the big news is that Surya is the hero in Mirattal. When Surya heard the story he readily agreed for this action film and agreed to give dates by December after he completes Mayavi.
Salem Chandrasekhar, the producer of Sullan and a film financier has now taken over the project which would be Surya’s 2005 summer release.