Director Shankar‘s mega budget flick which has been planned to shoot in Telugu & Tamil versions had already announced the star cast. Vijay for the role of Aamir Khan in Tamil version and Mahesh Babu in the Telugu version.
Other two characters have been zeroed on Srikanth & Jeeva but prince Mahesh Babu expressed his unwillingness to cast Jeeva & Srikanth in Telugu version and expressed his desire to cast any Telugu actor in other two roles.
He also said that he need not be paid any month for both the versions. Gemini Film Circuit has paid the actor a sum of Rs.25 lakhs for the two remake versions of ’3 Idiots’
Gemini Film Circuit & Shankar has been generous in casting the actor and paying him even though the actor himself gave the leeway of not paying him.