Earlier we had informed you about Vijay returning to the 3 Rascals camp alongside director Shankar. Now the news has been officially announced and the actor will join the cast from February 7th, 2011.Shankar had decided to go ahead with the shoots filming rest of the members (that included Jeeva and Srikanth) in Ooty.
The music for 3 Rascals is being composed by Harris Jayaraj and the composer has completed one song already. So Shankar’s first task will be filming the lead pair of Ileana and Vijay as soon as shooting kicks off after Vijay hops in.
So it’s Vijay, Srikanth and Jeeva who will finally play the 3 Rascals.
We earlier reported that creative indifferences between Shankar and Suriya made Suriya walking out from the film. Now sources close to Shankar disclosed us that Surya’s demand of remuneration crossing over 18 crores for the film didn’t go well with Shankar was the sole reason why the director decided to drop Suriya from the film.
It is said that Suriya reportedly demanded a fee of Rs.8 crores besides the half the share of the Telugu distribution rights of the film. Considering that Shankar and Suriya are both quite marketable in Tollywood , it is estimated that the film’s Telugu distribution rights might reach a minimum of Rs.20 crores.
Shankar, who is never known to give into the demands of his producer or actors, fell back on his original choice Vijay after having met up with the Actor, who was happy to do the film after the success of Kaavalan.
Meanwhile, another Surya is likely to star in an important role in the movie, it is learnt. Shankar has reportedly made some ‘deft’ changes in the screenplay and has ‘inserted’ a role which is likely to be played by director-actor S.J. Suryah!
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