It is now official! Top-notch filmmaker Shankar will direct the Tamil and Telugu remake of the Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots. This was confirmed by an official spokesperson of Gemini Film Circuit, which has bought the remake rights for a whopping price. Dismissing all misgivings about Shankar’s unsuitability for the project, insiders confirm that the Sivaji director has indeed agreed to do a remake for the first time in his 17-year career.
The producers, after considering several filmmakers from Tamil and Tollywood, have convinced Shankar to direct with an alluring offer.Though it was widely assumed that Vijay would be playing Aamir Khan’s role in Tamil and the banner did initiate talks with him, it appears that Ilayathalapathy has backed out. Apparently, Suriya has been approached for the role and Simbhu and Jeeva are being considered. Currently, Shankar is busy wrapping up Endhiran and will start work on the remake once the Rajini starrer is released.