Arya replaces Vijay in ‘Vettai’

Arya replaces Vijay in 'Vettai'
Arya, Lingusamy, Yuvan and Dayanidhi Azhagiri at press meet

Fresh from the success of Paiyaa, director Lingusamy is all set to begin work on his next multi-starrer project, ‘Vettai’, with Arya in the lead. This movie will be produced by Dayanidhi Azhagiri’s Cloud Nine.

Director Linguswamy confirmed the news officially at a press meet which was held recently. Actor Arya, Dayanidhi Azhagiri and Yuvan Shankar Raja were the others who had present on the occasion.

Earlier it was rumored that Vijay would be playing the lead role in the film and inquiries reveal that it is indeed so but Vijay has been replaced with Arya. However, neither the producer nor the director gave any definite reasons for the replacement.

Linguswamy while speaking on the occasion said, Vettai is a mass movie that has a certain punch to it. The film is a cool cocktail of comedy and action.”

He further added, “Just like how Run was for Maddy and Sandakozhi and Paiyaa were for Vishal and Karthi respectively, Vettai will mark a milestone in Arya’s career.”

There will also be an important brother role in the film, and Madhavan has been approached for the role, it is said. However Madhavan is yet to sign the film.

The film shooting will commence in December first week and they are planning to release it summer 2011.

Vettai Press Meet  Video – Arya and Lingusamy Speech


  1. hero illapa avan oru ZERO. avan cinema partha kaasu wastu, time waste, producer money waste. He makes better side comedian.

  2. exactly!!! Arya rocks….vijay sucks!!!! but why does arya have to do action…..action sucks!! so boring…arya good for comedy and romance….i still love him!!!:P