Following Simbhu turning down the offer to star in the tamil remake of 3 Idiots, actor Siddharth is ready to grab it. If industry sources are to be believed Siddharth, the young star is a well known face in Tamil and Tollywood, has been approached to star in the remake by the producers, Gemini Films. Reportedly, the actor had no other option other than to sign, due to the Shankar’ factor, As It was Shankar who inoduced Siddharth in his 2003 flick Boys.
The Boys Hero had earlier said that he loved the Hindi film 3 Idiots. It’s a double whammy for the former associate of ace director Mani Ratnam. Gemini Films also felt that Sidharath, (who is popular in Telugu as Siddhartha as well as in Kollywood), is the perfect choice for both the Tamil and Telugu versions with Vijay and Mahesh Babu respectively, playing Aamir Khan’s role in the remake.
Siddharth is currently starring with a bi-lingual titled 180, which is being directed by popular ad filmmaker Jayendra. It is speculated that Jeeva is to play the third hero. Another highlight is actor Sathyaraj, who also enjoys a big market in Telugu, has been signed for the role of the funny professor(Virus) made memorable by Boman Irani in the original. While Ileana is the name striking for the lead heroines role.
While all this is happening Siddharth is in no mood to reveal more info , he says aava (telugu) – october 2010, Untitled disney film (telugu/tamil) – january 2011, 180 (telugu/tamil) – April 2011 are the only films i ve been confirmed.