Comedy star Santhanam will replace Vadivelu in Guru Sishyan with the latter walking out of the project.
It was initially publicised that Vadivelu’s performance would be one of the highlights of the film. However, Vadivelu opted out of the film, alleging that no scenes were shot on him even months after the commencement of the shoot.
Following this, Santhanam has inducted into the team by director-producer Shakthi Chidambaram; music is by Dheena. With Sundar C. and Sathyaraj in lead roles, the film, though inspired by the title of a Rajinikanth hit, is not a remake. Guru Sishyan does have a remix song ‘Vangaonn’ from Bhadrakali.