After discovering new stories canít be believed, ilayathalapathy Vijay is becoming the king of remakes. Vijay will play the role of Rancho in the Tamil remake of Rajkumar Hirani directed 3 Idiots. Compared to Ajith, Vikram and Surya, Vijay looks cool and young to play the role of Phunsukh Wangdu (Aamir Khan) in Tamil.
Directors Vishnuvardhan and Dharani was rumoured to control the set. Vishnuvardhan is now busy with Telugu film with Allu Arjun and Ram.
Ratnavelu will handle the camera and music will be made by Vijay Antony.
The original Shantanu Moitra music with hits like Aal Izz Well and Zoobie Doobie will be maintained.
To play the role of Viru Sahastrabudhhe or Virus, Sathyaraj and Prakash Raj are in the list. Virus was originally played by Bomman Irani. Jiiva will act in the role of Raju, played by Sharman Joshi. The actor for Farhan's role played by Madhavan in the original is not yet fixed. Rumors are the act will be done by an upcoming star, Udayanidhi and Simbu. Simbu refused to do the role.
Uncertainty remains in Kareena's role. The names making the rounds are Sruthi Hassan and Asin. Asin who made it to stardom with remakes probably may procure the role.
As Madhavan has delivered some flops, he wanted to take break and concentrate on Hindi for a while. But he will be making a comeback with Kamal Haasanís next venture. Madhavan was offered the role in the remake but he refused it as he has given his heart and soul to the Hindi version and repeating that will not be challenging and wonít give artistic satisfaction.
The fact that Tamil Nadu has the maximum number of engineering colleges in the private sector in India may provide oomph for the remake.
Gemini Film Circuit has bought the Telugu and Tamil remake rights of 3 Idiots from Vidhu Vinodh Chopra. They are the people who re imagined Telugu hit Arya as Kutty in Tamil and had earlier remade Sanjay Duttís Munnabhai MBBS to super hit Vasool Raja MBBS with Kamal Haasan.
Vijay has to complete Siddique's Bodyguard remake and Jayam Rajaís film for Oscar Ravichandran. Jayam Raja is known to make hit remakes.