It is already known that Gautham Menon is bankrolling the Tamil remake of hit Telugu indie film Pellichoopulu, and Tamannaah Bhatia has already been finalised to play the leading lady. Over the last few weeks, the makers were finding it difficult to find a suitable replacement for actor Vijay Deverakonda, who played the male lead in the original. Initially, actor Vaibhav was considered for the role and was even called for a screen test. But the makers werenâ€™t happy with the choice and even approached Udhayanidhi Stalin with the offer.
â€śUdhay, originally interested in the offer, turned it down eventually because he felt he was too old for the role. Having run out of options, the makers have finally initiated talks with Vishnu Vishal, who has expressed interest but is yet to take a call on the offer. The actor isnâ€™t sure if he should be doing a film that largely caters to multiplex audiences at this stage of his career,â€ť a source said.
Vishnu Vishal is currently busy shooting for a murder mystery thriller with director Ram of Mundasupatti fame. He also has a full-length comedy entertainer with debutant director Chella in his kitty.
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