Gemini Films Circuit had procured the rights to remake the blockbuster Hindi film 3 Idiots in Tamil. The production house has been scouting for three actors and an actress to play the all-important roles in this film.
There were quite a few top names – including Vijay, Suriya, Madhavan, Jeeva and Dhanush – tossed to play the coveted 3 idiots’s roles. As of now Ilaya Thalapathi Vijay has been confirmed to play Aamir Khan’s character Rancho in the Tamil version.
Popular Bollywood actresses Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor were approached to play the female lead in the Tamil version. However, both these ladies have refused the offer citing their busy schedule in Bollywood. The production house is now looking at other avenues to rope in a suitable leading lady.
According to Katrina’s media manager she is very busy for the rest of the year with films like the sequel to ‘Dostana’ and Zoya Akhtar’s next directorial venture with Hrithik Roshan and Farhan Akhtar.
It is worth a mention here that Aamir Khan, Madhavan and Kareena Kapoor starred in the original version.