In a recent interaction, director Rathnakumar of Aadai fame has revealed that the Master team had tried to rope in Madhavan or Nani to play the antagonist in the film. It is worth mentioning here that Rathnakumar is one of the writers of the film, he is also an ardent fan of Thalapathy Vijay.
The director said that although Vijay Sethupathi was the first choice, they didn't approach him thinking that he wouldn't accept the role. But later, Sathish, the producer of the upcoming film Corona Kumar approached Vijay Sethupathi and the actor readily accepted the offer.
The makers also say that Vijay Sethupathi's character has an excellent backstory and he will have an equal screen space on par with Vijay, the main protagonist of the film.
Directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, Master is all set to release on January 13.