It’s a known fact that Simbu was very intent in playing the cop’s role, played to perfection by Bollywood’s Salman Khan in ‘Dabangg’, in the Tamil remake of the film. Simbu reportedly told producer Ramesh to sign up Saravanan (who had earlier made ‘Silambattam’) as director but Ramesh stood his ground and said that he had decided to sign up Dharani as the director.
Simbu was told that Dharani had already been paid the ‘advance’ to direct the film and that he would be the appropriate man for the fast-paced flick. Dharani, who called Simbu to his Office, told Simbu that he planned to complete the film at a stretch in three months’ time and told Simbu to go for a hair cut and have as minimum hair as possible to suit the role of the cop.
Simbu, who was planning to star simultaneously in ‘Vettai Mannan’ and the ‘Dabbang’ Tamil remake, was in for a shock. He then told Dharani that he would first complete the shooting of ‘Vettai Mannan’ and then would start the remake of ‘Dabbang’ with him.
Dharani has agreed to his request and, in the meanwhile, has gone to his native Kerala to make another script which is likely to star Vijay in the lead.