Has Ilayathalapathy Vijay, the ‘Raja of Remake’ signed up with Gemini Film Circuit (GFC) to do the Tamil remake of Aamir Khan’s Raju Hirani directed blockbuster 3 Idiots?
The Kollywood grapevine is abuzz that Vijay has agreed to do the film and is on the look out for a director to take over the project. Cameraman Ratnavelu has been signed up for the porject.
GFC had earlier remade Munnabhai MBBS into Tamil as Vasool Raja and recently Telugu hit Arya as Kutty in Tamil. GFC has the remake rights of 3 Idiots in all south Indian languages.
The names making the round to direct the film include Vishnuvardhan, Dharani etc. Vijay has not cleared the director as he wants somebody who will modify the original and make it suitable for the mass audiences. In the remake Vijay will play Rancho, the character made memorable by Aamir, while Prakash Raj is likely to do Bomman Irani’s role as Virus!
Madhavan who rocked in the original has made it clear that he will not be part of the Tamil version as he had already “given my heart and soul to the character I played in the Hindi version and it will be boring to do the same character again in the Tamil remake.”
Udayanidhi Stalin has been approached by the film’s producers to do this role. Sharman Joshy’s role will be done by an upcoming star.
Who will do Kareena Kapoor’s role? The name making the rounds is the usual suspect’s Sruthi Hassan and Asin. The other big question that remained unanswered is when will Vijay start work on 3 Idiots remake? What about his commitment to do Bodyguard remake with director Siddique and when will he start director Jayam Raja’s film for Oscar Ravichandran?