It’s well known by now that Vijay has been roped in to play Aamir Khan’s role in the 3 Idiots remake by Gemini Film Circuit. Now the latest news is that top Kollywood director Shankar may be directing the remake.
One hears from sources that the producers after considering several filmmakers from Tamil and Tollywood, have managed to convince Shankar to helm the project.
Quite a feat, since Shankar is one director who prefers to tackle new themes with a commercial touch and has never attempted a remake in his 17-year career. But then convictions change.
Even veteran K. Balachandar, who insisted on an original script, later relaxed his policy and remade the Bollywood flick Golmaal, named Thillu Mullu, with superstar Rajinikanth in a double role. Similarly, Shankar might also give it a shot.
If he does, it’s sure to be a significant movie in Vijay’s career, since it’s been his long-cherished dream to act under Shankar’s direction. Maybe this tidbit from the past has something to do with it – Shankar was a former associate of Vijay’s father S.A. Chandrashekar in many films, including his mother Shoba Chandrashekar’s debut, Nanbargal.